Cross Box

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Project by Chad256 posted 08-22-2013 12:47 AM 1296 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s great to be back in the shop! I am recovering from my second back surgery that I had done on July 23rd. Fortunately I was able to slowly get myself back in the shop and making saw dust. I’m still only at about half speed but I’m getting it done!

Ok, now on to the good stuff….

This box was made for a customer to give to her mother. She requested the approximate size and a cross on the top. I showed her some of my 50 year old curly cherry and she said go for it. And so I went…

The sides are what I believe to be some sort of soft maple. It was rescued from a pallet. I put it together with 3/8” box joints. The bottom is recessed and is red oak and as far as I can tell the top may be some sort of spalted oak? Any suggestions? All I know is that it is beautiful! And the cross was scrolled from some Curly Cherry that I got from one of my lumber yards. The owner said it has been in his barn at least 50 years. Once I got it home I noticed some of it is curly. It measures 9” x 5” x 4”.

Hinges are still my nemesis! I welcome any and all suggestions for recessing hinges more accurately!

As always comments and criticism are always welcome. Thanks for looking and there is no better physical therapy than working in the shop! :)

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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#1 posted 08-22-2013 03:01 AM

Nice box and happy your back in the sawdust.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#2 posted 08-22-2013 01:35 PM

great box,hope this surgery helped.i know from friends that back surgeries are pretty rough to get over.glad your back.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 08-22-2013 02:32 PM

very sharp great looking box love the cross

-- greg indiana

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#4 posted 08-22-2013 02:49 PM

Very pretty.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 08-23-2013 02:44 AM

Thanks guys! I appreciate all your kind words. I’m just happy to be back. To be honest, before my surgery I was on LJ’s multiple times a day. After my surgery I went week without looking…it was like torture! I’m glad to be back but cant wait to be back full speed and get some of these orders done! Thank you again guys!

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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#6 posted 08-26-2013 04:23 PM

One good looking box! Great wood combo and joints. Like the cross, makes a great accent. Looking forward to more projects.

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