Maple And Padauk Box

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Project by TedM posted 08-13-2008 03:33 PM 6603 views 15 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this small box of Maple and Padauk last night. Been wanting to make one for a lonnnnng time! It is the first, I hope, of many boxes to come. I found making it to be fun and very rewarding.

It measures approximately 5.5”L X 2.5”H X 3”D. The sides are 1/4” thick. It is accented with Padauk splines and the lid is accented with Maple trim. It is finished with beeswax. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 08-13-2008 03:35 PM

NICE!!! I like this a lot… colors are great… I like it all… great job!

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#2 posted 08-13-2008 03:48 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#3 posted 08-13-2008 03:56 PM

Very Nice Ted,

Like you I have been planning a bunch of boxes at some point in the future (probably when the ‘good scraps’ bin overflows :).



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#4 posted 08-13-2008 04:10 PM

Beautiful work Ted; I think the wood contrast is outstanding and the design is nice an clean Pleasing to the eye!

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#5 posted 08-13-2008 04:23 PM

Very nice box, I like it.
The maple trim accentment on the lid was nicely done. The choice of wood and colour was great that really pops up.
Sincerely: Do you have reason for putting the trim on the inside face of the lid?

Take care and work safe.

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#6 posted 08-13-2008 04:25 PM

I like it. thank for sharing this with us.

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#7 posted 08-13-2008 04:26 PM

Very nice, I love the box. Boxes are very nice projects to brush up your skills and small enough that it is fun too.

Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 08-13-2008 04:38 PM

this is great …the wood choices are perfect , as is the workmanship : )

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#9 posted 08-13-2008 05:08 PM

Hey, thanks for all the comments! I don’t believe I ever got as much satisfaction from woodworking as I do now because of LJ! It makes you feel just like a kid showing off a new toy! :)

Woodworm, in addtion to adding the trim because it is pleasing to the eye Padauk has a tendancy to bleed and stain. I figure that over time this would mar the inside of the box.

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#10 posted 08-13-2008 05:19 PM

Nice box, wish my first box looked that good

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#11 posted 08-13-2008 06:44 PM

very nice, it something that i want to try.

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#12 posted 08-13-2008 07:08 PM

Nice box,Beautiful work

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#13 posted 08-13-2008 07:50 PM

Ted, Nice box. Those colors look great together.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#14 posted 08-13-2008 08:14 PM

Gorgeous little box, Ted!

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#15 posted 08-13-2008 09:56 PM

Nice design, beautifully executed box Ted.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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