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Claro Walnut Small Box

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Project by HorizontalMike posted 01-21-2017 03:26 PM 2147 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You can find my 4-part blog here:
http://lumberjocks.com/HorizontalMike/blog/98002
I hope you enjoy it…

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."





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splintergroup

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#1 posted 01-21-2017 03:43 PM

Wow, that is some gorgeous wood and a great finish!

Even after a careful setup for those fingers, I’d still have hesitated to being on that Walnut.

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#2 posted 01-21-2017 04:05 PM

Beautiful.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 01-21-2017 05:01 PM

very niiiiice !!

thanks for sharing Mike

Dennis

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#4 posted 01-21-2017 05:24 PM

Beautiful box and nice save! :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#5 posted 01-21-2017 07:21 PM

This looks GREAT!!

Did you sand away the Gloss and spray with semi gloss?

Whatever you did, it looks GREAT!!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php?media/albums/users/joe-lyddon.1389/

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#6 posted 01-21-2017 08:44 PM

Beautiful box from some beautiful wood. Wonderful finish.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 01-21-2017 09:08 PM

That is SOOOO nice Mike. Maybe when I open the non profit this year you can come and teach it sometime. :)

I have a turned box in the same wood but not as nice but with a curly maple top

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#8 posted 01-21-2017 10:04 PM

Mike, it was a bit a challenge, but you persevered and ended up with a beautiful box. Thanks for sharing.

-- Art

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#9 posted 01-21-2017 10:45 PM

Such beautiful wood! Great job!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#10 posted 01-21-2017 11:34 PM

Great box Mike, you have mastered the box joints and really made that grain pop!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#11 posted 01-22-2017 12:28 AM

Thanks folks! I did sweat some bullets while making this as the wood did cost a pretty penny… ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#12 posted 01-22-2017 01:34 AM

Awesome!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 01-22-2017 11:15 AM

Where did you find the wood?

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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HorizontalMike

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#14 posted 01-22-2017 01:46 PM



Where did you find the wood?
- Tim Dahn

I found the Claro Walnut at my local WC. They had an entire pallet of this stuff and I was about the first to have a chance to pick it over. $8lb. not cheap, but spent over an hour carefully stacking and re-stacking the pallet as I picked out one at a time. In other words, I got the best of the best in that pallet.

I just made sure that each piece was at least 12in and not much over (didn’t want waste). So basically the box size was dictated by the size of stock purchase. I did screw up on one 5×6 piece when I got a kick-back in the gut. Ouch! Other than that, I just took my time finishing (with Joe’s advice).

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#15 posted 01-22-2017 02:40 PM

beautiful box

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