Maple Box with Mahogany and Padauk

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Project by CKM posted 08-18-2011 12:01 AM 1979 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted anything in quite a while, but here is a pretty straight forward box I made a month or so ago. I hadn’t really used brass in anything before so I thought this turned out nice enough that I will likely use it again as an accent.
The box is hard maple with a mahogany and padauk lid. The splines are actually redwood. Other than the maple, these are all left over scraps from previous projects. I just couldn’t let that wood go to waste. I’m sure you all know what I mean.
Hope you enjoy and thanks for taking a look.


-- CKM - Minnesota

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#1 posted 08-18-2011 12:22 AM

Nice box, good wood selection and great craftsmanship, caution boxes are addictive.

-- Tom D

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#2 posted 08-18-2011 12:51 AM

Wonderful looking box, the brass does make it special.

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#3 posted 08-18-2011 01:32 AM

Looks great…

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#4 posted 08-18-2011 04:40 AM

Very nice combination of woods. the latch with the brass is a nice touch.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 08-18-2011 11:31 AM

What a great box, I love the handle. Great idea…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 08-18-2011 02:48 PM

Great box! The lift tab is genius!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#7 posted 08-18-2011 06:40 PM

Thanks for all the comments, I really appreciate it! TomD, I know about how addictive they can become, it seems like they are the majority of what I build now! :)


-- CKM - Minnesota

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#8 posted 08-18-2011 11:53 PM

Nice box. What do you plan to do with it?

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#9 posted 08-19-2011 12:13 AM

Not sure what I’m going to do with it. Probably a birthday or Christmas gift. I hadn’t been in the shop in a while and I wanted to just get back into working on something easy/comfortable.


-- CKM - Minnesota

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