Poker chip box

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Project by JeremyPringle posted 05-05-2013 01:42 AM 3309 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a poker chip box that I made for myself, as well as to be used as a kind of prototype to show one of my corporate clients.

I used finger joints (client request) for the joinery. The wood is curly ambrosia maple for the top, and ambrosia maple for the sides. The finish is a whole bunch of coats of clear shellac that I wiped on and then buffed out using rottenstone and pumice. The inside partitions are still unfinished and not secured down, as I have not decided on a final placement. Or if it is going to stay a poker chip box for that matter. I think it would look really nice on my dresser as a valet.

I then showed it to my client….. I have a lot of work to do in the coming weeks.

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#1 posted 05-05-2013 02:01 AM

Love the grain! Can you describe the process for the top? It looks like it’s inset, but raised?

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#2 posted 05-05-2013 02:03 AM

Nice job. Love the look.

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#3 posted 05-05-2013 02:30 AM

Very nice box. Great grain in the wood you have chosen!!

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#4 posted 05-05-2013 03:30 AM

great job i love the wood! is that burch? or oak?

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#5 posted 05-05-2013 11:04 AM

Love that Maple. Nice work!! I’m betting you will need to be making a few more of these beauties.

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#6 posted 05-05-2013 12:25 PM

Nice build, very nice indeed.

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#7 posted 05-06-2013 01:22 AM

Beautiful working of the grain!

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#8 posted 05-06-2013 12:09 PM

You just gotta love that curly maple, great job on the box too!

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?

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#9 posted 05-06-2013 12:55 PM

This is a great looking box and very practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 08-03-2013 12:49 AM

Nice job love the top.

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#11 posted 12-31-2013 08:06 PM

This is jus what I am looking for. I know this was posted quite a while agog but I would like to find the measurements for this.
Great looking box bye the way.

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