Glasses case with 4 exotic woods

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Project by Andy posted 02-24-2016 02:01 PM 1741 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife needed somewhere to put here glasses at night so i saw a woodworking oppurtunity. The box is just the right size for these glasses, a custom fit. The lid and some of the miter splines are bubinga. The rest of the splines are yellowheart. The sides are bloodwood and the bottom is zebrawood. The finish is gloss polyurethane with tung oil on the inside just to make finishing the inside easier.

The bottom is mitered as are the bottom of the sides. It was weird making it this way and im not sure i would recommend it, not for a box this small anyway, the bottom was put in after the sides were glued together and i actually had to cut it a little off square to get it to fit right. If there was any gap on the bottom it messed up the whole fit but eventually i got it right. Thanks for viewing, Andy.

-- Andy Smith

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#1 posted 02-24-2016 02:16 PM

Looks good, the colors work well.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 02-24-2016 02:46 PM

Beautiful box with all those different woods. I like the way top lead is incorporated with box when it is closed. Multidirection splines also look good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 02-24-2016 02:58 PM

If that isn’t wood cool nothing is! Cool lid design. I need one of these for my nightstand.

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#4 posted 02-25-2016 01:06 AM

Great looking eyeglass box! I’m sure your wife really enjoys storing her glasses in it every night!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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