2nd Box, working out the kinks

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Project by elroyy posted 08-14-2011 04:34 PM 1845 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I’ve completed my 2nd box. It’s made from spalted cherry with a curly maple sliding lid. As you can see, I’ve got some work to do with tightening up the corner miters, but I’m on the road to success with that. I miscut the rabbet for the sliding lid (far edge in the photos) but I didn’t want to waste a piece of curly maple. I really like the way the knot in the front left corner “wraps around” the joint, and will do more of this in the future, once my miters are tightened up.

I originally designed/made this box for my wife, but during construction, we received into our lives a granddaughter, born 2 months early at a wedding in Cancun. Soooooo, I believe it’ll be hers. She’s doing well and the Children’s Healthcare folks in Atlanta are awesome! Baby Maddie certainly feels loved.

Thanks in advance for comments and suggestions!


-- "Without lethality, it's just a parade."

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#1 posted 08-14-2011 05:19 PM

I like it . The contrasting wood colours are great. You’ve done a really nice job finishing the box and the woods grain is nicely matched.
Congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter, i’m sure she’ll treasure this box for a long time,
Well it may take a few years for her to appreciate it properly but a beautiful box from grand-dad is possesion few are lucky enough to have.

thanks for sharing

-- Anthony

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#2 posted 08-14-2011 08:12 PM

Congrats on your new Grand Daughter….she is one lucky girl to have you for Grand Pa…..she will really appreciate the box for sure it is real nice…..”did yourself proud”

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#3 posted 08-14-2011 08:32 PM

Great looking wood and a good job using it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 08-15-2011 02:01 AM

Use beautiful wood like this and no one sees any mistakes. Nice job on your second box. The one your wife gets will be even better.

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

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#5 posted 08-15-2011 08:49 PM

Thanks for the comments, well wishes, and encouragement guys! i appreciate your input!


-- "Without lethality, it's just a parade."

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#6 posted 12-24-2011 09:34 PM

Beautiful box! And congrats on the new granddaughter!

What kind of finish did you use on it?

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