Mahogany Box

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Project by DavidH posted 02-22-2014 04:20 PM 1172 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this box as a gift for my grandfather. The woods are Mahogany, Birdseye Maple and Ebony. Finish is tinted shellac and spray lacquer.

I also put together a two part series on how I made it on my website:

part 1
part 2

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#1 posted 02-22-2014 04:42 PM

This is a nice clean box and you’ve done a fine job on it.

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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#2 posted 02-22-2014 11:21 PM

Mighty fine. Very elegant. I really like how you did the handle. You have any pics of how you did that? Thnx in advance.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 02-23-2014 12:14 AM

wow, I love the box, it turned out amazing, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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matt garcia

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#4 posted 02-23-2014 12:34 AM

It’s a beauty David!!! Especially the handle!! I’ve also been wondering about mixing dye with the clear coat on my current project. Using black dye to darken black walnut. I’ll let you know how that works out when I do.

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 02-23-2014 12:41 PM

Very nice box, beautiful woods and finish…great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#6 posted 02-28-2014 04:49 PM

Classy and elegant box! Like the great wood combo, clean lines, awesome joints and pretty handle. I’m sure your grandfather likes it. Great job!

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