A couple more boxes

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Project by zombeerose posted 06-16-2008 08:47 PM 2061 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I crafted a couple more boxes as gifts out of maple, paduak and wenge. I look the contrast between paduak and just about any other wood. The boxes were good practice for executing box joints on a small scale and I was able to have some fun with the different knobs. The lids are rabbeted to fit into the boxes. Both are about 3 1/2” by 4 1/2”.

The finish is a couple coats of shellac wiped on followed by Epifanes spar varnish and finally buffed with wax. The spar varnish provides UV blockers to help protect the vivid red colors of the paduak.

Completed 5-08

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#1 posted 06-16-2008 09:55 PM

Beautiful boxes and I really like the knobs you made. Great job! I’ve just finished a prototype/test pencil box with box joints – first time with box joints. I’ll be posting it here in a couple of days after the finish dries.


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#2 posted 06-16-2008 10:21 PM

Great looking boxes. Interesting choice of handles.

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#3 posted 06-16-2008 11:56 PM

Really nice boxes and wood selection.

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#4 posted 06-17-2008 02:55 AM

Great boxes! I love the handles. You’ve got some tight work.

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#5 posted 06-17-2008 04:21 AM

Neat handles. Thank you for sharing.

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#6 posted 06-17-2008 04:40 PM

Nice looking box.

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