dovetailed box, walnut burl top

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Project by John posted 10-25-2020 03:08 PM 1324 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing particularly unique about this box, but it did allow me to do a couple of new things. First time using burl veneer (for the top and inside bottom), and first time installing hinges (and got to use my new LV router plane for that). Definitely not a creative endeavor, but this was a request from my wife for a desk-top box with specific dimensions, and she was happy with it.

Also allowed me to keep practicing with my hand cut dovetails. Pretty happy with the way they turned out. Except for bandsawing the lumber to rough thickness, done with hand tools.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 10-25-2020 03:48 PM

Nice box! The contrast in wood is nice and the joinery looks great!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#2 posted 10-25-2020 04:08 PM

Great box!
The veneer turned out great and the clean lines make it very attractive!

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#3 posted 10-25-2020 04:50 PM

Very Nice, sometimes the simplest projects mean the most:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 10-25-2020 05:04 PM

Not creative? Posh. It looks great.

-- Ron, Montana

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#5 posted 10-25-2020 06:29 PM

That burl contrasts very sweet with the maple (if I got that right?).

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#6 posted 10-26-2020 01:07 AM

Beautiful. I really like the grain and the finish you used, makes everything pop. Excellent job. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#7 posted 10-26-2020 02:51 AM

Nice box. Using wood that spectacular is a step toward sweet looking boxes before you grab the tools. I heard once, put in good, get out great. It applies.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 10-26-2020 12:33 PM

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the comments. The box itself is curly maple.

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#9 posted 11-01-2020 06:39 PM

John, great job. Gotta love the dovetails and details. Nice proportions.
Beautiful burl lovely Maple. I find that on small boxes, one long hinge is usually stronger for longer. Thanks for sharing.

-- Big Al in IN

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