Curly maple and walnut box

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Project by Jon posted 10-28-2010 12:02 AM 3141 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a piece of thick curly maple and wanted to make good use of it. This box was made from the left over wood from my walnut and curly maple box. Finished by spraying 3 coats of poly.

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#1 posted 10-28-2010 12:05 AM

Nice! Like the lines. Good finish too.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#2 posted 10-28-2010 12:06 AM

Simple little box made beautiful because of the attention given to the wood, joints and finish. Love it Jon. Great job.

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#3 posted 10-28-2010 12:06 AM

Great loooking box,cool wood super design.


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#4 posted 10-28-2010 12:22 AM

Jon, this is a gorgeous box. You chose a nice wood combination which complimented one another well.

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#5 posted 10-28-2010 01:35 AM

You definitely made some good use of the wood. That is a pretty box. Thanks for the size reference.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#6 posted 10-28-2010 02:56 AM

Smooth, very smooth. I like it’s simple boldness having the splines in a complementary tone.

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

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#7 posted 10-28-2010 03:49 AM

Very nice. I don’t believe there is a better combination than maple and walnut! And you certainly made them shine with your workmanship and finishing.

Great box!


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#8 posted 10-28-2010 04:17 AM

Beautiful wood and craftsmanship. Thanks for posting it!

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#9 posted 10-28-2010 04:45 AM

Very nice box Jon.

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#10 posted 10-28-2010 11:27 AM

Well done great wood choice.

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

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#11 posted 10-28-2010 11:41 AM

Great colour match.
A nice box.

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#12 posted 10-28-2010 12:13 PM

nice wood combo. the splines being the same as the top really makes this. Great idea…Don’t throw anything away, use it all. :)

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#13 posted 01-16-2011 11:26 PM

Are your skills diminishing or weren’t even trying? In the past you’ve had such better pieces of specisial art! Jon, if you wish to albedo flux some of your boxes I would gladly show you how master craftsmen do it. Other than that your H II regions look fairly parallel in contrast with Wien’s Law of molecular lumber excitation.

Keep going kid, you are fastly improving,

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#14 posted 01-16-2011 11:34 PM

very nice looking box.

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#15 posted 01-18-2011 12:44 AM

p.s. Last summer in my expedition to the central African plain, this helps me reminisce and reminds me of a circa 800 A.D Nigerian mourning box used to hold the ashes of the deceased.. X )

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