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Cherry Rose and Purple Passion

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Project by blockhead posted 04-15-2010 03:52 AM 2132 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a couple of practice boxes I just finished using some wood (cedar) I haven’t used before and a little practice on some handles, working on joints and trying to come up with some boxes the ladies might enjoy as well.

Cherry Rose is Tennessee Cedar and the lid is Brazilian Cherry. The knot and surrounding grain pattern and colors reminds me of a rose and with the cherry lid I got the name Cherry Rose. The handle and splines are Purpleheart and the tray is Red Oak. The tray rails are Lacewood and the bottom and tray are lined with suede.

The Purpleheart box has a Tennessee Cedar lid and Brazilian Cherry handle along with cedar and purpleheart splines and the tray is Red Oak and the tray rails are cedar.

Any comments/suggestions are appreciated. Thanks for looking.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.





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freidasdad

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#1 posted 04-15-2010 04:12 AM

This is some beautiful work. I love your choice of colors as well as your craftsmanship.
I’m curious about the lids I’m assuming you form the rabbit around the top with a rabbiting router bit on your router table and then form the lids to match that ??
Keep up the good work.

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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widdle

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#2 posted 04-15-2010 04:12 AM

Really nice wood combo..Dig the purpleheart handle..

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donjoe

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#3 posted 04-15-2010 04:14 AM

Very nice boxes. Thanks for sharing your work.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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blockhead

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#4 posted 04-15-2010 04:20 AM

Thank you LJ’s.

FreidasDad- Yes, you are correct. Andy did a great tutorial and these types of boxes.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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freidasdad

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#5 posted 04-15-2010 04:27 AM

Thanks for the link. I’ve just started working on boxes and find yours and other lj’s on this site truely insperational.

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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#6 posted 04-15-2010 04:55 AM

Another nice box.

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scrappy

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#7 posted 04-15-2010 08:08 AM

Fantastic boxes. Great color combos. Like the handle styles and great build.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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blockhead

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#8 posted 04-15-2010 11:47 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind words.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 04-15-2010 01:10 PM

Brad, these are a pair of nice looking boxes. I have not taken the opportunity to work with cedar but after seeing these I definately will have to add some cedar to my lumber rack. I particularily like the box with the angled splines. Those, along with the knot, add quite a bit of character to the box.

Nice photography too, by the way.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 04-15-2010 02:55 PM

Nice boxes, unique and pretty wood.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Jason

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#11 posted 04-15-2010 06:08 PM

Great work Brad. Nice touch with the photos too with setting the boxes on the same lining that is used inside the box.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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blockhead

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#12 posted 04-15-2010 06:21 PM

I appreciate the comments LJ’s. I have been trying to improve my photography as well and wish these had come out a little better. The color of the Brazilian Cherry didn’t quite translate in the photos.

Scott & FreidasDad- It makes me feel like I’m doing something right when I receive comments where someone has been inspired by anything I might have done. Whether that be the design, colors, combo or even the smallest of things. Thanks!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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Andy

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#13 posted 04-15-2010 07:30 PM

You are a real inspiration Brad, these are very nice looking and make me want to get back to my shop! Soon I hope :-)

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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blockhead

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#14 posted 04-15-2010 08:54 PM

Andy- I too hope that you can get in the shop soon. I always look forward to your posts and I thank YOU for being an inspiration!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#15 posted 04-15-2010 09:05 PM

These boxes are wonderful Brad. You have developed a great style and sterling work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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