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Project by JohnMeeley posted 02-11-2014 09:57 AM 1523 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This build was a gift for my Sister.
Cherry Box, force aged with Potassium Dichromate.
Maple Lid.
Rosewood handle.
Joints pinned with 1/8” brass rod.
Finished with Boiled Linseed oil and Renaissance Wax.
The plans for this build can be found here.
http://www.finewoodworking.com/woodworking-plans/article/a-small-elegant-box.aspx

I modified the handle design to suit me, while trying to stay true to the overall feel.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot





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poospleasures

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#1 posted 02-11-2014 11:30 AM

Nice box. You are right it does look elegant. Looks very personal.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 02-11-2014 11:51 AM

Really nice work. I love the idea.

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

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Roger

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#3 posted 02-11-2014 12:06 PM

Very elegant for sure. Nice build.

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steve_in_ohio

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#4 posted 02-11-2014 01:18 PM

very simple and beautiful box, great work

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#5 posted 02-11-2014 02:10 PM

I like the joinery here. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 02-11-2014 07:19 PM

Nice joinery, and I like the subtle curves. Good to see some more pictures of the finished box.

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JohnMeeley

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#7 posted 02-11-2014 09:05 PM

Thank you all for the kind words.
siavosh, Here are some further shots of the finished product.

Prior to oiling.

After boiled linseed oil.

Better view of the top.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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Boxguy

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#8 posted 02-12-2014 02:00 AM

John, this is a fine design. I like the general shape and the lapping concept for the corners. Perhaps the most elegant part is the inset lift for the lid. That is especially neat. I hope you did something interesting on the inside of the box to make it useful. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Rick

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#9 posted 02-12-2014 02:01 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed John! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

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#10 posted 02-17-2014 02:49 PM

Beautiful and well crafted box! Great design, like the handle and wood choices. The joints and finish are awesome. Great work!

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#11 posted 02-17-2014 06:24 PM

It’s a nice box and I like the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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JohnMeeley

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#12 posted 02-17-2014 08:47 PM

Thank you, Gentlemen.
Positive input is always nice to hear.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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