Birch n Walnut Box

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Project by Andre posted 06-19-2019 05:51 AM 517 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wife request, can you make a box for our Nephews Grad, no problem, fist design may get completed some day?
This is what I came up with on second attempt, decided it had to have Dove tails and the Birch that I milled, plus a wee bit bigger, then a little Walnut to bling it up and here it is! Finished with scrapper only no sandpaper then French Polish and wax. A fist on this project, did not have a practice set of D.T.s and last 3 sets just slipped together almost perfectly, sort of scared me? Plus finished a day before needed! On the negative side the Laser engraver decide to lock up and I discovered that Birch is one tough wood, next time burn the message before assembly!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#1 posted 06-19-2019 05:59 AM

Looks real good Andre! The Birch and Walnut go good together.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 06-19-2019 06:09 AM

Thanks Not too bad, the first one was Q.S. White Oak and Walnut, but to small and really not a style befitting a young man!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 06-19-2019 11:20 AM

Looks terrific Andre. Love the contrast of the wood colors and also the lid design with splines

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 06-19-2019 01:58 PM

Great job!YOU have done a lot of work!

-- Ostap,UKRAINE I know that I know nothing .SOCRATES

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#5 posted 06-19-2019 02:15 PM

True dedication and a beautiful project!

Nice to know your DT saw and scraper won’t leave you in the lurch by “locking up” ant inopportune moments 8^)

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#6 posted 06-19-2019 03:47 PM

Fine looking box Andre !

-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 06-19-2019 05:08 PM

As usual Andre, your esthetic is flawless, as is your execution. Yet another masterpiece from Andre!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#8 posted 06-19-2019 06:06 PM

I love your box andre, You do some beautiful work! I had to mess with the photos to get a better look and thought why not post them here. I hope you don’t mind.
Thanks for sharing!


-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 06-20-2019 12:39 AM

Thanks everyone. Tony, might be time for a new phone/Camera? My Pic really didn’t do it justice.

Jerry, Jerry, Jerry, someday my skills may come close to yours! Not sure I’ll live that long?

Thanks Klaus, long way to go to compare to that one I get to see everyday, Lori still loves it!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 06-22-2019 12:58 AM

Looks great Andre! I’m sure your nephew will love it.

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