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Project by dclark1943 posted 144 days ago 1083 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This small box is made of 3/8” walnut with mitered corners. The Burl inlay is a “sandwich” of 1/8” Baltic Birch between walnut burl veneer and maple veneer. This is the second box I have attempted with a hardwood “lipping”; this one is striped maple. The inlay banding is a commercial banding; and the lining of the box is a dark green butter suede; and the finish is several coats of Lacquer. The hinge used on the box is a “slot” hinge from Craft Inc., and the Cards are special civil war style cards with their own special box. They are “fit” into the caddy for a nice finished look. The challenge of course was fitting the double miters on the lipping. I cut them to rough length, then tweaked them using the disc sander. The vertical lipping is glued in place after the top is separated from the body of the box to provide some wiggle room; as one end can then be just squared off. This was one of the first projects I have done using my new veneer press built from Joe woodworkers veneer press kit. http://www.joewoodworker.com/veneering/visitorspress.htm
The press is the first one featured on this link. I was really happy with how simple this system was to build and how well it worked. Total cost of the project was just under $300.00.

-- Dave, Kansas City





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 144 days ago

Wow Dave that card caddy is fit for a king,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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RogerBean

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#2 posted 144 days ago

Dave,
Lovely little box. Nicely done. The heavier edging works really well here in the curly maple. The lined interior finishes off a charming design.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 144 days ago

Now this is really nice. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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HuckD

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#4 posted 144 days ago

That thing is sweet! Congrats on a job well done.

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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tomd

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#5 posted 144 days ago

Very nice looking box, excellent work.

-- Tom D

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 144 days ago

Very attractive box—nicely done.

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

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poospleasures

273 posts in 983 days


#7 posted 144 days ago

What they all said. I make a variety of intricate boxes so I understand all the work and time put into this. My hats off to you.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon

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kiefer

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#8 posted 144 days ago

That is a nicely made box .
I especially like the alignment of the inlay banding with everything lined up side to side and front and back .
All the details look just first call

-- Kiefer 松

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 144 days ago

Very classy, Dave. I love it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Roger

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#10 posted 144 days ago

That’s a 1st class box for cards right there

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 141 days ago

Fancy box for cards, like the beautiful design and woods used. Great joints and finish. Great job!

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Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 122 days ago

Hi Dave,

That is one sweet card box!

It sure was great meeting you in KC this weekend. One of those special memories that I will never forget! Thank you!

-- Dennis Zongker

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BarbS

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#13 posted 122 days ago

What a lovely small box. The selection of colors and woods makes it very attractive. Very fine work!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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