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I made three of these to contain some small family heirlooms for gift-giving.  The wood is mahogany with quarter-sawn sycamore as the contrasting species, and used only hand tools except for the long rip cuts.  General Finish's Tried and True is the wipe-on finish.


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#12
Love how you made it and the Qsawn Sycamore to.  
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#13
Lovely work, Mike. As usual...
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#14
That's really great.
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#15
Nice box! Is the top really as thick as the sides and end indicate or the top panel much thinner than the sides and end?
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(12-26-2022, 02:39 PM)Mike Brady Wrote: I made three of these to contain some small family heirlooms for gift-giving.  The wood is mahogany with quarter-sawn sycamore as the contrasting species, and used only hand tools except for the long rip cuts.  General Finish's Tried and True is the wipe-on finish.

Nice tight work Mike. I know the quarter sawn sycamore can be challenging to work with as it can be a bit brittle, but nothing looks quite like it.

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#17
Thanks for the comments, guys.  Regarding the appearance of the sliding top, my phone camera really exagerated the perspective.  It looked fine in real life.

Quarter-sawn sycamore:  I was in a Frank Lloyd Wright home in the south suburbs of Chicago where the master bedroom wardrobe area was entirely in this wood.  With that much age, the color had really carmelized to a rich medium brown.  All of the drawers and cabinetry are built-ins of this species.  Magnificent!
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#18
Beautiful job,  Mike!

And I recognize little bits of that same wood from the dovetail guides you've gifted.
I sent you a PM just now on things coming up.


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#19
Beautiful workmanship Mike
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#20
Beautiful.  Love the lid!
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