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    Default Quilted hard maple box

    A great deal of the figured maple in the US is soft maple and I've worked with it a lot. Digging through my wood pile recently, I came upon a board of hard maple that I had purchased many years ago and it had gotten buried and forgotten. It was rough cut and had "Premium Quilted Hard" written on it in crayon but a few passes through the planer cleaned it up real nice. Certainly harder than soft maple, I had to exercise caution while setting the brass screws for the hinges.

    The box measures 318 x 172 x 102. Timber is 15mm thick. Ebony lift, Brusso hinges, and suede bottoms. Dovetails are hand cut. Finish is Bush oil and wax.

    This one is going out to an old work mate of mine who got me started woodworking many years ago. I hope he enjoys it as a Christmas present.

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    When all is said and done, there is usually a whole lot more said than done.

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    Very neat, a great looking box.

    Paul

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    CK,

    i could sit and gaze at that figure all day. I think youíll have one very happy friend!

    Brian

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    As Brian said, its hypnotic. What we would give to get some quilted maple like that down here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumbler View Post
    As Brian said, its hypnotic. What we would give to get some quilted maple like that down here.

    My wife says that it looks like it's moving when she walks past it. Extremely chatoyant. I sanded it to 800 and the oil really popped the figuring.
    When all is said and done, there is usually a whole lot more said than done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciscokid View Post
    My wife says that it looks like it's moving when she walks past it. Extremely chatoyant. I sanded it to 800 and the oil really popped the figuring.
    I can well imagine. again, nice work.

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    Beautiful box stunning figure I am sure the piece will be greatly appreciated.
    Regards Rod.
    Rod Gilbert.

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    Very nice box and dovetails. Those curly timbers do pop when a finish is applied and makes you feel that all your work was well worthwhile.
    Dallas

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