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Project by Tokolosi posted 08-18-2014 10:22 PM 2143 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two Lace Wood boxes I have been working on. Both are trimmed with figured Maple and are lined with aromatic Cedar. Finished with Danish oil, poly and waxed. These were fun to make. Lots of fun miter joints!

Thanks for looking.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien





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MilFlyer

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#1 posted 08-18-2014 10:52 PM

Love the project. Really like the look the cedar gives to the interior!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 08-19-2014 08:22 AM

Great looking boxes. I love the wood combinations you used.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 08-19-2014 06:48 PM

Mann I love lacewood, great boxes

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 08-19-2014 08:03 PM

Beautiful work. I like them both and that lacewood is stunning! Nice job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Tokolosi

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#5 posted 08-20-2014 02:23 PM

Thank you all for the kind comments.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#6 posted 08-21-2014 10:29 AM

Nice boxes, interesting wood

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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Boxguy

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#7 posted 08-22-2014 06:52 AM

This is a wonderfully done project. It features a beautiful wood pairing, fine craftsmanship, and a lovely finish. Well done. The beading and chamfering are an especially nice touch. Is there some special reason for the cedar lining? Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Tokolosi

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#8 posted 08-23-2014 03:51 PM

Thanks guys.

@ Boxguy; Aromatic Cedar or Eastern Red Cedar (which is a misnomer since its actually a type of Juniper) is often used to make or line linen chests, closets or sliced into inserts for drawers. It wards of insects and moths and thus protects clothing and paper. And it smells really good. I love working with it because of that amazing scent.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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Roger

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#9 posted 08-25-2014 12:53 AM

A super pair! Way nice builds.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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