Rockford Box in Dovetailed Sapele with Swiss Pear top.

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Project by Tom Adamski posted 03-06-2008 04:47 AM 2663 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is titled Rockford for Rockford, Illinois and is made from dovetailed Sapele with an inlaid Swiss Pear top. A fitted leather lining and brass hinges complete the box.

Size: 6’ deep x 8” wide x 4” high

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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#1 posted 03-06-2008 04:51 AM

Great box! Don’t you just love swiss pear?

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

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#2 posted 03-06-2008 05:22 AM

I really like this box. Sapele is a gorgeous wood and the inlay just draws your attention to the box.

Very nicely done.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 03-06-2008 06:00 AM

Again, great detail work and wood selection.

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

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#4 posted 03-06-2008 08:47 AM

Gorgeous! Really nice details.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 03-06-2008 10:19 AM

This one is my favorite. I like the details and I think that the inlay work adds a lot of character to your boxes.

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

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#6 posted 03-06-2008 11:45 AM

Classy box.

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#7 posted 03-06-2008 03:52 PM

Another very nice project.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 03-06-2008 05:12 PM

great job.

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#9 posted 03-06-2008 07:35 PM

Where does one obtain swiss pear wood?

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#10 posted 03-07-2008 12:07 AM

Thank you all…

Jon, I fell in love with Swiss Pear when I saw it used in Beneteau sailboats (the cabinets behind me in my picture are those cabinets) I have found a few pieces online, and even have found some veneer at Woodcraft.

Hope this helps…


-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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#11 posted 03-12-2008 08:31 PM

Terrific looking box, Tom! You may have explained this elsewhere, but is there a special significance to Rockford for you? Just curious. Thanks for sharing!

-- Robb

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