Will Miss this Box!



This was one of my favorite boxes out of the Slanted Dovetail series.  It’s about 6 1/2″ tall by 6″ wide and is close to 11″ in length.  Why this box was special is the stunning grain pattern of the Curly Cherry used for the sides and lid.  This box features a sliding tray and was lined with some dark brown deer skin.  I always thought it was the perfect combination of elegance and wood to be used as a mans’ valet box.

It just so happened that one of my neighbors was walking his dog and stopped by to see what I was up to in the shop.  I was working on another set of boxes made of Lacewood and he was really admiring their grain pattern and talking about “he should buy one”.  Well, my sales guy persona kicked in and I told him if he liked the Lacewood I could show him one that would “knock his socks off” — go get was his reply!  I did and 30 minutes later I had his check.

DSC09976This Curly Cherry was a rare piece I picked up at Woodworkers Emporium here in town.  They had some miscellaneous boards they were selling, kind of like an estate sale.  The grain on this piece was stunning and lent itself to a beautiful project, only problem is I’m going to miss being able to admire it.  That’s the way it goes, one sale leads to my never ending quest to feed my wood addiction.  Here’s one last look at this beautiful chunk of wood.


About woodworksbyjohn

I'm a retired woodshop teacher. I build one of a kind furniture pieces and custom picture frames. You can see some of my currently available work, boxes, carvings through my Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodworksbyJohn?ref=si_shop Contact me about your project -- always up for the challenge of unique work.
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8 Responses to Will Miss this Box!

  1. Kathysue says:

    John this is amazing! Your pieces are forever pieces, ones that can be passed down to family members. You are such an amazing craftsman.


  2. Karen Albert says:

    John this is an amazing work of art! The wood, the grain, the dovetails, it is gorgeous!
    2013 Artists Series


  3. Pero Kraljić says:

    Really beauty. Is it possible to add more info about how you did dovetail joints?
    I’m just a beginer in woodworking and any advice from artist like you is like a pot of gold.


  4. kmstrand says:

    I also have the same need to constantly get that next awesome piece of exotic wood. I can relate. You make the perfect box, then sell it, and there is this need to make another one, if not better.


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