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I was asked to make a few wooden boxes. Most of these are for putting tea bags in, but can be used for whatever.

The dark one with a white stripe is made of granadillo (which comes from Central America) with a tiger maple top. The board actually had the white wood (sap wood) along both edges. I straighten the edges, and ripped the board down the center. Then flipped the two pieces around to put the white part in the center. Just trying new things. I made two of those boxes and both customers loved them.

The red one is made of red heart which also comes from Central America. It too has a tiger maple top. The woods for the boxes are oily so I could only wipe down with naphtha and put 3-coats of shellac waiting 24 hours between coats. The tops I used an oil / poly. I mixed 1/3 Zar polyurethane (semi-gloss) with 1/3 boiled linseed oil and 1/3 mineral spirits.

I got the granadillo and the red heart from West Penn Hardwoods in Conover, N.C.

Got a new set of boxes about to be finished.
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You do such nice work, Malcolm, I like the boxes, and the way you used to showcase the grain and wood patterns, that is a real eye catcher.
Keep them coming.
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You do such nice work, Malcolm,
Keep them coming.
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way better than nice Herb...
and yes.. keep 'em coming...
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Plus 1 what Herb and Stick said. Very nice.

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Malcolm I am always excited when you post pictures of your boxes. I really liked the one where you book matched the white wood. Great idea.

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Wow! Those are great boxes. I like the crosses too.

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Malcolm my friend,

You always do such nice work! If Joy ever sees these, I'm going to be in big trouble - because she will think I could do something that nice.
But she would be WRONG, BAD WRONG!

Her Dad owned a furniture making business and could build some beautiful things, and she sometimes expects me to do things on THAT LEVEL.
BAD MISTAKE - NO WAY

YOUR WORK IS AMAZING!

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Wow nice work ! There both so pretty I can't even pick a favorite

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You never disappoint Malcom!

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More patience than I got. Looks better than good.

Love the wood and finish

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