1st Christmas gift completed!

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Project by rtbrmb posted 06-15-2014 04:23 PM 2189 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished waxing this last night before bed.

This box will be a Christmas gift for my brother’s wife. Last fall I found a piece of spalted cherry at our local hardwood supplier. The box measures 14” long X 7 1/2” wide & 4” tall. The splines are walnut & the lid is made with some figured walnut veneer I picked up on e-bay. I used my CNC router for all the lid inlay & filled the voids with turquoise inlace. It was my first time using inlace & I am very happy with how it turned out.

This was also the 1st time I tried making chippendale style feet & I like how they turned out. I finished it w/2 coats of danish oil & several thin coats of spray shellac & hand rubbed w/0000 steel wool & wax.

Thanks for looking.

Bill in MI

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#1 posted 06-15-2014 05:55 PM

That’s one cool box Bill super details and a great build.


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#2 posted 06-15-2014 07:06 PM

This is a lovely piece you have done. I like the way you have placed the grain so precisely. The colours work well together. Also congratulations on planning so well for Christmas.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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#3 posted 06-15-2014 08:01 PM

Talk about getting a jump on Christmas, it’s not even 4 of July yet! Nice box, she’s going to love it.

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#4 posted 06-15-2014 09:31 PM

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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#5 posted 06-15-2014 11:56 PM

The grain placement make the box. Great work.

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#6 posted 06-16-2014 01:12 AM

Super nice! I like your thinking. I wish I had one gift done… lol Good stuff, Santa

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#7 posted 06-17-2014 01:40 AM

Very nice looking box and the turquoise is an excellent choice…excellent job.

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

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#8 posted 12-03-2014 02:51 PM

This is fantastic! I love the details, I love the color contrasts, and I LOVE those feet. Giving me something to strive for. Great job

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#9 posted 06-24-2017 10:09 PM

Beautiful work Bill :) I love all your boxes. This match of colours in this one is fantastic :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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