Curly Movingui and walnut box

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Project by Oni posted 08-21-2019 12:06 PM 484 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun build. Figured Movingui and rustic walnut with black tinted epoxy filled knots and cracks. The mitered box was strengthened with a total of three splines, 2 walnut, and 1 cherry. The solid movingui top and bottom are mortised in and only glued along the long grain. For the finger groove, I used a 1/2” round bit on the router with a fence. The 10mm barrel hinges worked great, smooth opening. The back has a 45 chamfer so the lid stops at 90 degrees. The corners were rounded over and sanded to 320. Three coats of shellac and polished with paste wax. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 08-21-2019 12:28 PM

Beautiful wood and those various contrasting splines….realy unique detail.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 08-21-2019 04:11 PM

I agree, beautiful and great selections of wood.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 08-21-2019 04:16 PM

Beautiful wood and those various contrasting splines….really unique detail.

- Ivan

Thanks, Ivan. I tried to account for the kerf when cutting the lid off but forgot to account for planing/sanding the saw marks flat.

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#4 posted 08-21-2019 04:23 PM

I agree, beautiful and great selections of wood.

- PaulDoug

Thanks Paul, Rockler had Movingui one week and this wide board with curl running the entire length just stood out. I really like resawing wide boards like this for matching box top and bottom.

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#5 posted 08-21-2019 05:33 PM

Nice box and perportions. Really like the wood choices. Never heard of Movingui thats a new one to me.

-- Petey

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#6 posted 08-21-2019 09:52 PM

Really great. You’ve used several very interesting techniques. I very well may borrow a few down the road.

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#7 posted 08-22-2019 12:13 PM

Very nice looking project. It has a warm and inviting look to it. I like the lighter toned cherry splines because I think they visually complement the figured Muvingui. The hinges look great.

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#8 posted 08-24-2019 04:00 AM

Oni, you have made a beautiful box and the craftsmanship is first rate. I like the contrast in the woods you used. Movingui also blends well with cherry.

Figured Movingui is one of my favorite woods. It is so rarey beautiful that I could never bring myself to use it for a bottom. I guess I am just too cheap. I would use a quality plywood and probably a liner for a bottom and make another box from the second piece of Movingui, but that is just me. This is a box I made with Movingui.

Using Movingui as a top and as splines also has a nice look. I like your finger lift. Did you use an ogee bit to form it? Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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