Rustic Live Edge Box

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Project by PaulBunyan303 posted 12-03-2016 11:48 AM 1069 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There have been some really great projects on here lately that have been a lot of fun to look at and keep me motivated to improve. This box was built upon a request (order) by my girlfriend :) She wanted a box to store old postcards and letters in. She requested no finish on the box and the inside to be left wide open.

I chose Walnut, Purple Heart and Maple.

The walnut lid took quite a while to hand plane, getting the right look with no finish was driving me nuts. I then hand sanded the sides going up to 320 grain, when I felt the best unfinished look was presented. The purple heart inlay was created with a standard dado blade and then I routed out 3/8in in the middle of the walnut bottom for the box to snugly fit inside.

Thanks for taking a peek and any comments, suggestions or areas of improvement are always welcome!

-- The best men are molded of their faults

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#1 posted 12-03-2016 01:55 PM

I like it but not sure what I like best – top, middle or bottom, I’ll bet boxguy will have some insight

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 12-08-2016 02:04 AM

I really like the look and texture of the top on this one! Great work!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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