Australian Rosewood Box

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Project by ruddy posted 03-20-2012 05:00 AM 4918 views 25 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is in an Asian style and is made from some exceptional Australian Rosewood and includes Jarrah burl as the centrepiece of the lid and handles. The box construction is with 5mm Dominos and is finished with numerous coats of wipe on poly.
The box measures 305mm x 197 mm x 120 mm high.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#1 posted 03-20-2012 05:22 AM

Very, very, very nice! I like the wood choices a lot. The construction design looks like it was fun. The burl is a nice touch

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#2 posted 03-20-2012 05:25 AM

Fantastic box ,great wood and outstanding design.


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#3 posted 03-20-2012 06:03 AM

The method of construction compliments the timber used… well done..

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#4 posted 03-20-2012 07:09 AM

Beautiful use of beautiful wood. I like the oriental flair and the burled top is a nice touch.

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#5 posted 03-20-2012 08:55 AM

Beautiful wood and very appealing design. Well done.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#6 posted 03-20-2012 09:27 AM

Beautiful Box Ruddy!!

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

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#7 posted 03-20-2012 09:31 AM


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#8 posted 03-20-2012 12:18 PM

Beautiful Job! Is the rosewood that you used available in stock large enough for a gunstock and can you get it highly figured?

-- SATISFACTION = a large pile of sawdust and a great finish when the job is done

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#9 posted 03-20-2012 01:07 PM

I really like your design of this. Very nicely done

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#10 posted 03-20-2012 01:11 PM

Absolutely top shelf. This box has so much going on and all of it works together. I have been using the pinned lid a lot lately, and love the back ledger strip. I hope you won’t mind if borrow your tagline as I contemplate my next pinned lid, I’ll be about scratchin’ me head then, sure.

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

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#11 posted 03-20-2012 01:15 PM

This is an outstanding bit of work, the wood is stunning as well as the unique design.
Well done.

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#12 posted 03-20-2012 01:19 PM

WOW!!! Very beautiful work you do there.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#13 posted 03-20-2012 01:23 PM

Lovely indeed. A great piece of wood used to great advantage. Nicely done.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#14 posted 03-20-2012 01:25 PM

Whoops. Pushed the button twice. My bad.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#15 posted 03-20-2012 02:19 PM

Another beautiful box build by Ruddy. Very nice design.

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