Curly Cherry Box

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Project by Waldschrat posted 01-09-2009 11:14 PM 1934 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a little curly cherry box I built for my wife for christmas last year… it took me forever to get a pic of it… It is inlaid with a compass rose of maple and oak… sorry no dovetails just mitered.

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#1 posted 01-09-2009 11:24 PM

Mitering is a nice detail. The Compass rose you inlaid is definitely a nice touch. Well done.
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#2 posted 01-10-2009 12:32 AM

Waldschrat, this is a gorgeous box. The inlay is simply wonderful and gives the box a nice visual appeal. The box would have been beautiful enough with the wood selection alone but the addition of the inlay gives it a distinctive look.

This is a really nice post.

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#3 posted 01-10-2009 01:45 AM

What a great box. I really like the form and the contrast between the different woods. How did you finish it?

Did you buy the inlay or make it yourself? I want to learn to do inlay. Any suggestions on reading/videos I should seek out?

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#4 posted 01-10-2009 03:05 AM

Great looking box. A nice design and I like the inlay.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 01-10-2009 03:52 AM

Very nice box… I like the inlay

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#6 posted 01-10-2009 04:41 AM

Great box, love the linlay

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#7 posted 01-10-2009 05:13 AM

Great Inlay nice box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 01-10-2009 05:06 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments guys! I am really glad you guys liked it!

To Scoop… I finished it with oil final sand before oiling 240, then oiled it and let dry over night then inbetween sanding of 320 then oiled again very lightly then let dry, then buff to nice finish! pretty easy with the right oil! I used a brand called “Osmo” I don’t know if you guys have it in the US.

Books? sorry cannot help you, I just put the veneer togeter in the pattern that I wanted (in this case a rossetta) then I traced it on the box and used a drill set to a very shallow depth to take the most of material out then did the rest with a very sharp chisel and carving knife

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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