Heavenwood box

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Project by maplerock posted 09-26-2013 05:50 PM 1810 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love this box. I might hold it in my recliner and rub on it all night long. I guess there are lots of things as fine as the feel of well worked wood, but not too many. I know what you’re thinking. Ya got me there.

I made this from some pieces laying around the shop. Not sure where I got them, but the top is not really heavenwood… it is close though. It’s some type of mahogany and it is delicious. The box is probably walnut. That’s what Boxguy said. He usually knows. He’s my “go to” guy for all things wooden. I have tinkered around wood all my life, but only recently have I gotten the fever. I have trouble identifying woods… there are so many varieties.

The floor/bottom is plywood with some cool looking veneer on one side. I used a homemade press and titebond glue to put it together.

Oh yes… I forgot to tell you. It originally had 6 splines on each side. Pretty cool huh? But when separating the top from the box on the tablesaw it kicked back and put a big gouge through the lid. I had to cut off about a half an inch, and that screwed up my spline spacing I removed one of them. You wouldn’t have known though would you?

That’s because I got lucky. I screw up every project a little, but usually I can salvage it. That’s the pleasure of boxes and not working from plans. As long as it turns out in the end, everyone’s happy, happy, happy.

Thanks for looking, your comments are always welcome.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#1 posted 09-26-2013 05:58 PM

Great looking box! If you wanted you could easily find a buyer.

Just a suggestion…When you cut the lid from a box try using a crosscut sled to eliminate kickback.

-- dhampton, Ohio,

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 09-26-2013 08:43 PM

Great project. It doesn’t always matter what type of wood something is. Even boring wood has interesting features, you just have to recognize it and figure out how to display it. keep up the good work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 09-27-2013 12:39 AM

A beautiful little box…it looks great, just perfect. nicely done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 09-27-2013 01:33 AM

Awesome job on the box Jerry. I like the look of all the splines.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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DeLayne Peck

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#5 posted 09-27-2013 04:21 PM

Love it, beautiful clean look!

Ron White, the comedian, is famous for saying,”You can’t fix stupid.”

I beg to differ I fix stupid screw ups every day in the shop.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#6 posted 09-27-2013 11:57 PM

I agree with you not 2 many things come to mind that fell better than a well finished piece of wood.

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#7 posted 09-30-2013 02:21 PM

It looks perfect. Great design, beautiful wood choice, great joinery and awesome finish.

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