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Mahogany recipe box

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Thanks, Incra miter gauge on the TS, it holds true once you set it but i check it a few times a year. 12 pieces to the top, 8 with 45 degree miters and 4 rectangle pieces, made bigger than it has to be then cut to size, 20 pieces total if you count the splines just on the lid. i've done a few boxes like this and i really like the effect.

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9 hours ago, treeslayer said:

i didn't want you guys to think i'm not doing anything, Mahogany with walnut splines, mitered pieces for the lid. i'm not sold on Mahogany, i don't know it just doesn't impress me much, not much grain and if i make another its going to be out of cherry i think. as usual comments or criticism are welcome, we're all friends here, thanks.IMG-1062.JPG.a4ef941137d810d193c48c4e1cbfa147.JPGIMG-1060.thumb.JPG.2992ade34ddbed020a43208281e54d86.JPG

Beautiful piece. 

I get you on mahogany. Some people don't like the lack of heavy grain. Personally, I think mahogany looks it's best when pore filled with black.  Give it a try on some scrap and I'll bet it catches your eye under finish.

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Let it get a good heavy dose of UV and it starts to get more interesting but on the whole I agree. The cost and the look leave me eyeing cherry 9 times out of 10. I might buy some genuine for an outdoor project for my parents but lets see if they are willing to pony up first.

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That is a nicely designed and built box Dave.

Besides Spanky's suggestion, I think something like that would look pretty good done with sepele.

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17 hours ago, treeslayer said:

 as usual comments or criticism are welcome, we're all friends here, thanks.

I guess a good analogy would be " Mom, you're the greatest; can I have some candy?" So, no criticism from me:rolleyes:!

Great looking box Dave. I really do like the way you handled the lid!

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8 hours ago, Spanky said:

Looks great.

What about QS Sycamore lumber for a box?

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As beautiful as QS Sycamore is. I don't think a whole box or much of any project could stand all QS Sycamore.  It's really better left for smaller pieces with another wood as the prime.  A QS Sycamore coffee table for instance would be overwhelming, but a drawer front on a walnut or cherry coffee table would work.

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1 minute ago, RichardA said:

I don't think a whole box or much of any project could stand all QS Sycamore. 

+1 Rick, i think as beautiful as it is it would overpower a large piece, but it sure is pretty:)

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1 minute ago, treeslayer said:

+1 Rick, i think as beautiful as it is it would overpower a large piece, but it sure is pretty:)

   I like wood that has character, it draws the eye, to much character gets lost in itself.

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That's well done, but it's not "all"  Sycamore and that builder used the lesser portion of character for the main build.

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Great lid joinery on the mahogany box.  I like it.

great choice of contrast on the Sycamore box.  I like it.

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On 9/19/2018 at 9:28 PM, treeslayer said:

i didn't want you guys to think i'm not doing anything, Mahogany with walnut splines, mitered pieces for the lid. i'm not sold on Mahogany, i don't know it just doesn't impress me much, not much grain and if i make another its going to be out of cherry i think. as usual comments or criticism are welcome, we're all friends here, thanks.IMG-1062.JPG.a4ef941137d810d193c48c4e1cbfa147.JPGIMG-1060.thumb.JPG.2992ade34ddbed020a43208281e54d86.JPG

Dave,  how did you do the lettering?

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7 minutes ago, K Cooper said:

Dave,  how did you do the lettering?

The trophy shop I do custom work for has a laser engraver, they can do most anything, any font, style ect. that you can think of. 

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A recipe box setting on the counter is part of the memories of a lot of us here.  That sweet little box may end up being part of another generation's memories thanks to you.  Well done.

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