Greene and Greene style box

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Project by Michaelgurrado posted 217 days ago 885 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Greene and Greene inspired box I made out of poplar. I started this project primarily for practice to make finger joints and I under up making a box because of it. I wanted to make the plugs traditional square ebony plugs but I had no ebony and all I had was some dowel stock so I decided to make them round. Because I didn’t intend for this project to be a box it’s a bit small to fit your hand in the box so I wasn’t to sure what to use it for. I decided to give it to my mom I figured she could just use it as a display piece. She ended up using it to put her tea bags in and it works perfectly for that.

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#1 posted 217 days ago

Micheal, looks like you are starting a journey as a box maker, and you are off to a great start. I liked the three projects you posted. If you are interested in other boxing projects may I suggest the index of tutorials at the end of this post. Tips and tutorials are arranged by topic.

It takes a while to accumulate tools for a shop. I am still at it. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 217 days ago

Nice box Michael. Hope the one I’m working on turns out as well. Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 217 days ago

Nice looking box! A good substitute to ebony is to ebonize wood that you already have on hand. I’ve done it to Cherry and Walnut using Indian ink. Some examples are this and this.
Good luck!

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#4 posted 217 days ago

I had same thought as ChuckC… just dye some other hardwood with ink… permanent marker could even work…

I like the idea of a practice box that became a usable box… well done.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#5 posted 217 days ago

Thank you everyone! ChuckC those are awesome greene and greene inspired projects. Thank you guys for the tips on dying the wood, I never really thought to do that. I’m going to try out the permanent marker idea too. I really like greene and greene style.

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