Ambrosia Maple Keepsake Box

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Project by Joshua Oehler posted 10-31-2013 03:41 AM 2047 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a keepsake box I made out of Ambrosia Maple. The splines, feet, and handle are made from Walnut. The inside trays & dividers are Cherry. I lined the bottom and tray with chocolate colored felt. I spent a day last week making all new sleds for my table saw. I am getting ready to make a bunch of xmas gifts so I figured it was time. I just built this box to test out all the sleds and try a couple ideas out on a test project. Overall I am fairly pleased with it….except for my router tried to spit the bit back out at me. I started to rise and it ate a part on the back corner of the lid. I really need to just go buy a new router before this one gets me. Fished with danish oil and a coat of wax

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-31-2013 06:36 AM

Nice work. Very clean.

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

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#2 posted 10-31-2013 08:27 AM

Very nice, great looking wood as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 10-31-2013 09:20 AM

Josh, this is beautiful wood. I like the internals you added, good work. Although I am not a fan of slab tops, this one looks natural and comfortable. You might look at this. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 10-31-2013 11:04 AM

Pretty box. Wood looks a lot like box elder.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Joshua Oehler

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#5 posted 10-31-2013 01:41 PM

Thanks All. And I agree with you Al. I’m not a big fan of this type of lid and even more so.. the hinges. Thanks for the link!

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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#6 posted 10-31-2013 01:43 PM

This box is real special and that wood just jumps out at you.

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 10-31-2013 10:46 PM

Very Very Nice!

-- Nobody deserves particle board |

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#8 posted 11-01-2013 12:47 AM

Nice box and some WILD ambrosia maple.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 11-01-2013 10:58 AM

Very nice!!! Love the patterns in the wood.

Thanks for sharing!!!


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