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Finally done this little box. It's the first nice box I've made since I mostly seem to make bigger stuff. It was a lot of freaking work since I found out I'm allergic to Makore !! I've never sneezed so much in my life !! Never again, my shop is now a "No Makore Zone". The finishing took awhile since the inside was prefinished 1st before it was put together. Panels are maple veneer with a bit of curl also. Little ebony squares are only about 1/8" thick and sanded flush.
Could not have made it without the wixey digital gauge, how else would you get a 44.1 deg compound cut on the tablesaw ?? It paid for it self on this job for sure, I'd still be trying to fine tune the joint but I nailed it the first time once setup properly.
I've owned the wood for awhile and it finally found a home in this project. I want to thank whoever designed it, I've had a picture of it in my computer for a bit but have no idea who the made the original one.

Finishing as follows
tung oil sealer 2 coats,
4 coats shellac,
2 coats grain filler,
sand @ 400
6 more coats of shellac
wet sand to 600-1000
wax.

It actually has quite a bit of gloss but the pictures are a bit lame. The curl is pretty spectacular.

Hope you like it.

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Fantastic box!

From the great design with the tough angles to the beautiful finish, this is first-rate craftsmanship all the way.
 

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Paul, you did an outstanding job. I love the tongue/groove joinery at the corners.

Thanks for posting it.
 

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I love it! As "Woodhacker" said, the joinery is fantastic. Great job. I don't ever think I would have the patients to do that much finishing. I bet that thing has got some gloss…
 

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That is sweet. Excellent workmanship.
The Wixey is a great tool. I love mine.

Steve
 

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Very nice, and yes, the Wixey is awesome.
 

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Beautyful wood and a wonderful box. Nice work, and I too really like the corner joints.
 

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That's very very beautiful.
 

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that's nice…i just love the whole design!! looks like a little building!
 

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Just incredible! I also love the design. It is really a beautiful box. One of my favorites on the site.
 

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From my standpoint, your sneezing misery was well worth it. This is beautiful. Makore can be hard on both man and tools.
 

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I love the design of the box, it immediately took my eye when I scrolled through the latest postings, I am also with you with Makore and will never use it, this is since a friend of mine had to go to hospital due to the allergic reaction he took to the dust created, its a pity, because as can be seen from your box the finished wood looks good.
 

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Great project with a fantastic end product. I am still practicing my "newbie" cuts but will soon tackle a small box. Your project keeps me excited.
 

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Thanks very much for all the responses !! I'm happy with the end result, my wife too since it was her birthday gift…..only two months late this year, I'm getting better !!
 

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Outstanding both in design and your choice of woods.Your workmanship is spot on.I salute you.
 

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Tremendously beautiful, and not just because of the stunning figure of the offending timbers. Great look, challenging joinery, really clean craftsmanship and great finish. Favorited!
 

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Again, many thanks for the kind words. Coming from fellow WW's it means a lot.
 
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