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Project by BburgBoy posted 07-25-2018 04:32 PM 2264 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bubinga, birdseye maple, and maple veneer. Still working on new techniques. Other than the wood’s inherit beauty, there’s nothing really special about this box. But I am posting it to give a shout out to Doug Stowe and Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking.

I just returned from Doug’s weeklong course on box making. It was a joyful experience learning technique from a master woodworker and great teacher. Amazing how much more quickly projects come together by learning simple ideas or simple jigs. I can now make a boxes in days or hours that might have taken me a week. For example, my super sophisticated spline jig will relegated to the back wall after seeing Doug’s simple spline jig. And seeing his super simple method to shave the splines on a bandsaw before sanding… Duh, no more hand saws or hand planes for me.

This box represents my first attempt installing a floating lid and veneer inlay. I love how the maple contrasts with bubinga. Finished with oil.

-- Larry, SW Virginia

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#1 posted 07-25-2018 07:52 PM

I think the top and internal dividers look great!

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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Bob Kassmeyer

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#2 posted 07-25-2018 10:57 PM

Love the top, great job.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#3 posted 07-25-2018 11:30 PM

That’s a delightful contrast in woods. It really is quite eye catching. Very well done!

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#4 posted 07-26-2018 12:02 AM

wow, just beautiful! The veneer really sets it off, I’d like to know how to do that one of these days. Simple box = simple beauty. Can’t wait to see what this class inspires you to do in the future :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#5 posted 07-26-2018 12:25 AM

Sometimes simple is the best.Your box looks real nice.What are the dimensions?.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#6 posted 07-26-2018 02:37 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed Larry & Also Well Done.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 07-26-2018 03:45 AM

Nice work

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 07-26-2018 10:30 AM

Nice work

-- Petey

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#9 posted 07-26-2018 02:06 PM

Brilliant work and nice look!

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#10 posted 07-26-2018 02:35 PM asks the dimensions of this box. They are 11” W X 5” D X 3” H.

-- Larry, SW Virginia

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#11 posted 07-26-2018 03:37 PM

I made a box like that from Doug’s book, but it doesn’t look as nice as yours. You have a very nice box. You should be proud.

For people who can’t take the course, Doug’s books are also very good.

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#12 posted 07-26-2018 04:08 PM

Very nice and elegant. I like the wood combination too.

-- Ron Stewart

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