Bloodwood Box

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Project by 58j35bonanza posted 03-27-2011 06:34 AM 3144 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made from 2 different turning blocks that I bought at the local Woodcraft store.
I ripped them on my table saw to make the top and sides. It was one of those projects that fight you all the way. That is why it has taken me so long to make it.
I would work on it until something didn’t turn out right and I would put it aside for a few weeks.
Well, I finally got it done.
I think it turned out ok, and I learned a lot by doing this little box. First time I tried splines on the corners. I should have put a blade in that would cut a flat bottom, I will do so next time.
I can’t describe how nice this wood is. As you move it around in the light, it looks like a hologram and changes colors. It’s really beautiful wood.
I finished it with 7 coats of lacquer, sanding between coats and finishing it off with Johnson’s paste wax.

Thanks for looking

-- Chuck

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#1 posted 03-27-2011 06:40 AM

great looken box!

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

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#2 posted 03-27-2011 01:02 PM

It came out pretty nice. Good job.

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#3 posted 03-27-2011 02:10 PM

Very nice! Wish I could create something as nice. Maybe if I practice a lot.

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#4 posted 03-27-2011 08:33 PM

Very sharp little box, your wood choice and craftsmanship are very nice, nice proportions, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#5 posted 03-27-2011 10:24 PM

Pretty Box Charles!!
“It was one of those projects that fight you all the way.” Been there, done that, my Friend!! LOL

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 03-27-2011 11:16 PM

Nice work and very pretty Bloodwood. It does seem to shimmer. I like the hinges on the outside of the box. The lst time I did that, an old timer at a show said I cheated. I guess because it is easier than cutting them in the lip. I think it works with your box.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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