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This box is made with a very interesting piece of birdseye maple with lots of inclusions. The lid is made with wenge that is at least 60 years old. It was so old that it was a light brown from all the dirt and dust and oxidation that the the years piled on to it. Anyhow.. I tried a new shaping style on the sides of this one. Tried a very simple flowing curve with a single switch in direction on each face, and continued each line around the corners. Turned out pretty slick.

The box is hinged with Kerf hinges, and finished with three coats of bug bomb lacquer, waxed and buffed. It is 8×10x4ish. The liner is from a fabric sampler pack.

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Very nice. I love grinding on Wenge. It always offers up unknown treasures inside each piece.
 

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elegant looking.
 

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Another Grand Slam
 

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That's absurdly beautiful. The character in the wood itself, along with your sculpting, reminds me of images of Earth from space. Mountains and rivers.

Look what you've done. I'm waxing poetic all of a sudden.
 

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Bill, nice job. I like your new sculpting technique.

Try this chain= from Lowe's. I think you'd like it. It is a #5 clock chain.

Campbell Commercial 15-ft Weldless Brass Plated Metal Chain

Campbell Commercial 15-ft Weldless Brass Plated Metal Chain Item #: 348453 | Model #: C0710517

$9.98 for 15 feet.

Bend the cap hooks to 90 degrees. Better look, less invasion.
 

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You find some of the most beautiful types of wood for your boxes and then you have a knack for bringing out all their character.
 

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That is a awesome looking box! Thanks for sharing
 

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Another beautiful box with beautiful wood and excellent sculpting….excellent work, thanks for sharing.
 

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Well done…......beautiful box….
 

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Wicked. Nice work. Well done. Great color.
 

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You continue to find very cool wood and then bring out the best in it.
 

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Absolutely amazing wood and box. The craftsmanship is def top notch. Great job
 

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WOW, Bill, that is an elegant box with the woods chose, the grain and you sculpting!!!!!!!!
do you have any videos of you dong that?

Merry Christmas, Bill….....................Jim
 

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Are you for real? This box very well may be the most stylish box I have ever seen. Nothing less than unbelievable. It is what I have looking to make. Just hope mine will look close to that esquite.
Dave
 

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Well executed flowing design. Your artistry makes best use of the highly figured maple sides. The wave top mesmerizes, the more you concentrate on it. congratulations on a fine construction. Happy holidays to you !
 

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That's just insane! Love it!
 

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That is a great combination of woods. The lid and the body couldn't compliment each other any better. Beautiful shaping as well.
 

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Yes, elegant. I am impressed with the wood and your finish job.
Lumberjocks, is there a tutorial or a Youtube video that shows how to cut and sand contours like yours?
 
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