Bradford's Box

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Project by Bradford posted 09-23-2010 12:16 AM 2133 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hmmm…let’s see…I’ll have to describe it this way…4 woods; Mahogany & Aspen, Oak, Lacewood. The rounded corners of both species of wood are joined in a box-joint. The highly flamed grain of the mahogany flickers out as it rounds into the end grain. The highly sanded & polished dark grain, contrasts against the calm straight grain of the aspen, with some golden luminance. Simple dadoed sides hold a 3/16” oak ply bottom. The muted side faces in, leaving the more dramatic cathedral grained side facing out. A 1/2” top was veneered with Lacewood to give the box a bold look. I zoomed in to show more details of the build. To describe the build, I routed box-joints in Aspen and Mahogany, joined the bottom, an aspen lid was veneered with lacewood on both sides and pinned with hardwood dowels and steel pins. 3 thin coats of Honey Pine gloss poly were added and polished. This one was for me. I like it.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#1 posted 09-23-2010 12:25 AM

I think you made a beautiful box.
And I love this simple and elegant lit, no dings or dangs, just a plain rod, and the box open.
Thank you!
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 09-23-2010 12:30 AM

Nice looking joints. Great box!

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

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#3 posted 09-23-2010 12:54 AM

I would never let anyone get that close to my box joints. Yours are exquisitely done – wonderful craftsmanship and a beautiful box.

-- Phil, North Carolina

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#4 posted 09-23-2010 12:59 AM

I agree, wonderful cratsmanship,love the wood choice too.

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#5 posted 09-23-2010 05:27 AM

Thanks, gang! I hope you loved the grain as much as I did.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#6 posted 09-23-2010 02:30 PM

Nice tight joints. Great box!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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