Leaf Box

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Project by MontanaBob posted 09-20-2013 04:37 PM 2185 views 11 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Leaf Box… Sister – in – Law asked me to make her a box. This is it…It was a fun build ….12” x 8”x 5”, Peruvian Walnut and Curly Maple with Zebra wood and Cherry wood accents. Thanks for looking…Bob

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#1 posted 09-20-2013 05:07 PM

That is a real beauty! Simply magnificent. Great choice of woods and the inlays are really well done. One question…. is the lining felt cloth or is it blown in as with the flocking product & glue? Cheers, Wally

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#2 posted 09-20-2013 05:11 PM

Wazy thanks for looking,,,,, it is felt cloth from Michaels, put in with double sided tape

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#3 posted 09-20-2013 05:42 PM

Extremely well done—beautiful work!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 09-20-2013 06:07 PM

Amazing job!

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#5 posted 09-20-2013 06:10 PM

Excellent work! Would be interesting to know how did you do the inlays.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#6 posted 09-20-2013 06:36 PM

This is a beautiful piece. You have done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 09-20-2013 06:41 PM


Well done on the use of Zebrawood for the leaves, it really makes it stand out.


-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#8 posted 09-20-2013 07:18 PM

Jr45, I made a template using 1/4” mdf for the leaves,,,which are 1/8” zebrawood that is glued together at about a 45 degree angle, but first one piece is placed on top of the other so I can cut it at a curve, to follow the shape of the leaf. then glue the curved pieces together.. The branch is free hand cut with a 1/8” bit, and then a 1/16” is used free hand for the leaf stems…..Thanks for looking..

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#9 posted 09-20-2013 07:51 PM


-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 09-20-2013 08:18 PM

beautiful work. the inlay looks great and I really like the inside shelf and the centre knob.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 09-20-2013 08:22 PM

Thanks everyone for your nice comments…..Bob

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#12 posted 09-20-2013 08:50 PM

Really nice job sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#13 posted 09-20-2013 09:06 PM

Thanks Monte, I just need to take a better picture…....LOL

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#14 posted 09-20-2013 09:09 PM

Stunning what else can I say! I like everything about this piece. Very nicely done.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#15 posted 09-20-2013 10:35 PM

Great box, nice work on the leaves also on the interior. Top notch box.

-- Tom D

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