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Small mahogany and ebonized maple box

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Project by rrlumber posted 05-18-2009 06:00 AM 2911 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have built several of these boxes at this point. Working with the curly mahogany on this one was interesting. The grain went all over the place.

I used a dye on the wood to bring out the figure. I finished it off with several coats of a lacquer

The original plan was from a wood working magazine… Can’t remember what one at the moment. This particular project will be going to my father-in-law for his 70th birthday next month.

-- Darrell, Round Rock





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Christopher

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#1 posted 05-18-2009 06:11 AM

Great job on this piece!

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#2 posted 05-18-2009 06:13 AM

very nice box Darrell nice figure.

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#3 posted 05-18-2009 06:48 AM

Love the color of that box, good job.

-- Tom D

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#4 posted 05-18-2009 08:20 AM

This is a nice box. Thanks for sharing.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#5 posted 05-18-2009 09:39 AM

Nice one! Thanks for sharing this great resource of info. I am also doing some woodworking projects and I found this to be very interesting.

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#6 posted 05-18-2009 10:43 AM

Great job Darrel! I love the figuring displayed in the third photo. That glow is what we all chase when finishing a project. Keep up the great work.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#7 posted 05-18-2009 03:10 PM

First class work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 05-18-2009 03:30 PM

Curly mahogany is not easy to get were I am, is it quarter sawed? I am sure your father in law will like it.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#9 posted 05-18-2009 10:23 PM

Great looking box. How did you shape the ends? and what are the dimensions?

All in all Fantastic box!

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#10 posted 05-19-2009 04:04 AM

Darrell, very nice work. I really like this plan and have done a number of them too. It comes from Woodsmith Magazine Volume 29. No. 174.

Your father-in-law will love it.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#11 posted 10-05-2009 02:02 AM

I really like the clean lines of this box. How did you ebonize the sides?

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...

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#12 posted 10-07-2009 03:56 PM

I used black indigo ink. I got it from a local craft store. I did not cut it with anything – just straight out of the bottle. Once I had applied it I used a simple sponge brush to spread it around.

-- Darrell, Round Rock

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#13 posted 10-07-2009 04:12 PM

nice work ,

it always amazes me to see all the possibilities .

every country in the world ,
makes boxes , almost everyone different !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 06-21-2012 12:42 AM

The mag is Woodsmith. I’ve made quite a few myself using different woods….makes for a nice variety.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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