Small box project

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Project by RS Woodworks posted 03-19-2011 04:56 PM 2169 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently bought a large amount of quilted makore veneer and wanted a quick project just to practice my veneering a bit.
This box is made of Phillipine mahogany with maple and walnut inlayed around the makore lid panel. The lift is also walnut.
I used a few coats of wipe on poly for the finish, followed by a rub out of my new favorite paste wax, Liberon, applied with 0000 steel wool and buffed by hand.
Simple brass hinges.

Thanks for looking.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#1 posted 03-19-2011 05:06 PM

The sheer beauty of simplicity !

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Michael James

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#2 posted 03-19-2011 05:13 PM

Nice…great work with the veneer…would love to see this one in person.

-- Michael James -

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#3 posted 03-19-2011 05:43 PM

Very nice, subtle beauty, smooth coordination of color, lines, and proportions, a real eye catcher, fine craftsmanship is evident, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#4 posted 03-19-2011 05:59 PM

My kind of box. It’s beautiful.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#5 posted 03-19-2011 06:02 PM

I did a box with the same veneer it looks great, this box is sweeeeeeeet.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#6 posted 03-20-2011 03:37 AM

Very nice. I especially like the quilted veneer top. Do you use a vacuum bag?

-- Glen

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#7 posted 03-20-2011 05:06 AM

beautiful box. I’ve also used figured makore in my box making, and love the wood.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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RS Woodworks

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#8 posted 03-20-2011 04:42 PM

Thanks for the comments guys.
Glen, I have not ventured over to vacuum veneering yet, for now I use heat activated glue and an iron. It works quite well, for small flat stuff anyway.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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