Curly Cherry Box

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Project by Woodmaster1 posted 07-16-2021 07:34 PM 796 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went to my lumber supplier and saw a piece of curly cherry and salivated over it but was buying wood for another project. I left without buying a regretting it so went back the next day. My luck it was still placed out in front of the cherry rack. I bought the board and my first project is the box. I couldn’t put hinges on it because I couldn’t coverup any of the grain pattern. I finished it with wipe on poly satin. Best part is they didn’t up the price because of the grain.

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#1 posted 07-16-2021 08:27 PM

Nice box and beautiful wood!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-16-2021 08:51 PM

Nicely done, and it is fun to ‘see’ your excitement about how it turned out.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#3 posted 07-16-2021 10:19 PM

Curly cherry. Gorgeous.

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

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#4 posted 07-17-2021 01:44 AM

Beautiful build, love the grain patterns.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#5 posted 07-17-2021 02:16 AM

Eye catching. And to find the board there yet the next day…well, was meant to be! Nice job!! I just “discovered” working with cherry earlier this year and it is now a favorite.

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#6 posted 07-17-2021 10:58 AM

Very nice! How long did you have to dry the wood (due to all that salivation)?

I’m a big fan of cherry! I love the smell when working it and it works so well for carving!


-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#7 posted 07-17-2021 04:19 PM

curly cherry – great find and beautiful box

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 07-17-2021 06:14 PM

Nice box, very interesting Cherry.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 07-17-2021 07:01 PM

Very nice. Clean lines.

-- Petey

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