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Project by chaim posted 10-28-2008 01:48 AM 2413 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These Boxes are made from a variety of hard woods including, Beech, Mahogany, African Walnut and quarter sawn red Oak. They are finished with shellac and or home brewed Danish oil.
The joinery varies from but joints reinforced with brads to box joints to mitre joints.

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#1 posted 10-28-2008 01:55 AM

Very nicely done. What, pray tell, is the wood for the front middle box in the second picture? It is most interesting.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 10-28-2008 02:08 AM

Beautiful boxes.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 10-28-2008 03:05 AM

Chaim, very nice…all four of them.

Thanks for posting them.

Russel – I’m betting it’s the quarter sawn red oak.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#4 posted 10-28-2008 09:57 AM

Give the man a cigar! Yup Martin got it right Quarter sawn red Oak it is.
It’s actually a glue up and a disappointment as well. The glue up is because they don’t (as far as I can ascertain) import quarter sawn Oaks so I ripped a thicker board down and did a glue up. The disappointment came from the fact that I was expecting White Oak when I bought the wood. I picked it out and in the rough these woods look really similar. The other thing is there seemed to have been something akin to water stains but in straight lines so in places the wood looked worn and greyish.
I bought about 200 or more board feet drag (schlep) it home and when I cut open one or two of the boards I got Red Oak. I’ll Tell Ya though its really pretty wood but wasn’t right for what I wanted.
I latter on made a hat and coat rack from the boards I cut open and returned the rest of it for some White Oak and others.

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#5 posted 10-28-2008 02:05 PM

Nicely done. They all look great.

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#6 posted 10-28-2008 05:21 PM

Can I have a cigar too? These are really nice! I also like that one in the middle.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 11-02-2008 06:20 AM

Well done! I enjoy making boxes and am always looking for new ideas.

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