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I had a lady friend who wanted a box to put her important papers in. I made her one out of bubinga with a birdseye maple top. For the bottom I had resawn some cherry so I glued the thin pieces together to make the bottom around .20" thick.

And for Valentine's Day I made my wife a box out of birdseye maple with a Brazilian rosewood top. The bottom is made of thin pieces of birdseye maple where I had resawn the boards for the box. The finish on the bubinga and the rosewood is 3-coats of shellac. On the maple I put several coats of Zar oil-base polyurethane mixed 50/50 with mineral spirits. Malcolm / Kentucky USA
 

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Very fine looking boxes nice job, malcolm
 

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Looking good!!
 

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Malcolm, absolutely superb in all ways . Those horse inlays are quite intricate, did you do those with a template and router, or was that CNC?
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Malcolm those are great as always. Love the book matched rosewood top
 

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I have two different businesses that do my engraving. I take the boards to him before assembling the box. I believe he uses the computer to select the horses and the computer drives a small device for burning the engraving.
 

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I got the Brazilian rosewood from Bell Forest Products in Michigan. I think the board was around 1 1/4" thick by 3 3/4" wide by 40" long.

Malcolm / Kentucky USA
I have looked at them before but didn't see BRW listed (and not listed today, either). Was it a one-off they had? Just curious because I would like to get some but it's hard to find except already sawn for guitar sides and backs.

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Excellent boxes, Malcolm. Do you add a lip to the lids to keep them in place?
 

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Malcolm, I don't see how I missed seeing your post for so long. I always like your boxes because they are all beautiful.
 

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Malcolm my friend,

You continue to make me look like a slob.
I'm thinking of becoming a stand-up comedian.
All I would need is a few of your projects to compare to a few of mine.

I would probably get a standing ovation and then booed out for embarrassment!

Keep-up the GREAT WORK!

Otis Guillebeau from Auburn, Georgia
 

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Mo Boxes

For many of my boxes I cut a lip on the bottom side of the lid to hold it in place. I have a router set up in a table with an Incra fence so that I can move the fence back in 1/1000 of an inch. Actually I have a bunch of routers set up in tables for doing a specific job.

As far as purchasing the rosewood, a year or so ago I was looking on Bell Forest Products under Hand Select Boards and found it. Once I get some of these boards it may be a year before I determine what to make.

I just started making 4-plant stands. It will be several weeks and I'll post pictures. All will be 8-sided columns.

Malcolm / Kentucky USA
 

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Magnificent work Malcolm.
 
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