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Project by paridgerunner posted 05-08-2021 06:54 PM 655 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at building a box. This one fits 3×5 recipe cards.
Curly Maple and Walnut, with Brusso stop hinges.
Finish is Deft satin spray lacquer.





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 05-08-2021 07:13 PM

Very nice combination of woods. They look really great together.

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Madmark2

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#2 posted 05-08-2021 07:55 PM

Excellent work. Can’t tell that this is a first effort. Very nice gift.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#3 posted 05-08-2021 08:03 PM

I like it!
The wood combo and attention to detail are great.
Nice work!

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987Ron

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#4 posted 05-08-2021 08:17 PM

great looking box with some very nice wood and hardware. Excellent work.

-- Ron

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#5 posted 05-08-2021 09:20 PM

Maple with that kind of curl is really hard to end poorly. Good to see that maxim is still accurate. Nice box.

-- Think safe, be safe

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paridgerunner

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#6 posted 05-08-2021 11:34 PM



Excellent work. Can t tell that this is a first effort. Very nice gift.

- Madmark2


I have to admit I did do some trial runs putting in the splines and cutting the hinge mortises

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#7 posted 05-09-2021 02:35 AM

The maple and walnut combination is a winner.

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#8 posted 05-09-2021 10:25 AM

Nice box. Very well done

-- Petey

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#9 posted 05-09-2021 02:21 PM

Nice! Got to love curly maple, and walnut is never out of style.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 05-09-2021 03:19 PM

That’s an awesome result for a first attempt! I never tire of seeing maple and walnut paired in a project.
One piece of constructive criticism, if you’re open to it: I’d shoot for thinner sides next time, 5/8” max.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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paridgerunner

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#11 posted 05-09-2021 06:24 PM



That s an awesome result for a first attempt! I never tire of seeing maple and walnut paired in a project.
One piece of constructive criticism, if you re open to it: I d shoot for thinner sides next time, 5/8” max.

- Calmudgeon


Those sides are actually 5/8”. I do agree, 1/2” might look a little nicer

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#12 posted 05-10-2021 01:20 AM

Beautiful maple box.

-- AJ

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ezrar

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#13 posted 05-10-2021 04:02 AM

Much better than my first attempt at a box! The curtly map and splines really just pop.

Well done!

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awsum55

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#14 posted 05-10-2021 06:11 AM

Great looking box, especially for being your first attempt. The joints and finish look top notch.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#15 posted 05-10-2021 10:49 AM

Very nice. I like the little indent in the front to allow finger to reach in to open. What did you use to create this indent?

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