red maple box

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Project by woodtex posted 02-20-2008 12:36 AM 1575 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is my latest project and i’m not sure i’m done- i may re-finish the top to match the base, maybe leaving the front edge plain. i was very indecisive on this one. i went back and forth on just about every detail and ended up with the rounded sides dyed with solar lux blood red and finished with 3 coats of waterlox.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 02-20-2008 12:43 AM

I tend to like contrasts like this between the top and the base. It adds a nice detail to the piece.

Did you use maple splines as well?

Pictures of the inside of the box would have been nice too.

But this is nice box.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 02-20-2008 01:13 AM

I usually like contrasts in woods, but in this case I think I agree with you about the top. I think it looks a
little too “unfinished”. Something to get fid of the white glare like a light oak coloring maybe.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 02-20-2008 04:50 AM

Gary is right there. The top appears unfinished, but the whole image is nice. The top may look good in a light to golden oak. Do you plan on attaching a handle? Also, Scott’s suggestion for inside pics of the box would be great.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#4 posted 02-20-2008 05:20 AM

I really like the shape!

You just have to keep making more boxes so you can try out all those different options that are running through your mind.

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

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#5 posted 02-20-2008 08:01 AM

That’s waht I was thinking – just keep making more – one of all of your ideas! My eyes want to see it all in red. I like the lid detail.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 02-20-2008 10:09 AM

The box good – but I agree with the other guys (and you) I think it would look better if you darkened up that top a little – or even matched the base. Oh, and more inside pictures :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 02-20-2008 03:08 PM

I really like the shape of the lid, and yeah I agree with Gary it looks a little too bright right now. Show us where you end up, I’d like to see the final too.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#8 posted 02-20-2008 03:17 PM

Perfect just the way it is…...maybe get the sheans to match but I love the contrast

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 02-20-2008 04:01 PM

The part I like the most is the curved lip on the lid. Nice touch.
But then again, the curved sides are pretty cool too.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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