Curly Maple and Walnut Box

Curly Maple and Walnut Box

I purchased a locket and gem for my wife.  The locket will hold a picture of our son and the ruby signifies his birth month.  I, of course, had to make something a little nicer to hold the jewelry so I came up with this simple box.  The body is made from curly silver maple, the bottom and corner details are made from black walnut, and the top is made from claro walnut.


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  • Santiago Morales Jr
    Posted at 06:00h, 30 January Reply

    They came out really nice.

  • Michael Esposito
    Posted at 18:30h, 05 February Reply

    how thin did you mill the sides and the top, I guess the bottom is the same thickness as the sides?

    • Matt Cremona
      Posted at 19:25h, 05 February Reply

      The sides came out to around 5/32″, the bottom is 1/16″, and the top is 5/16″ rabbetted to leave a 1/8″ lip at the very top.

  • Michael Esposito
    Posted at 00:37h, 07 February Reply

    Matt, can you post the other dimensions of the sides,bottom and top? When you cut out the outside corners of the box did you use a straight but and just made a cut that way?

    • Matt Cremona
      Posted at 03:42h, 07 February Reply

      Sides: 3 11/16″ x 1 5/16″; Bottom: 3 11/16″ square; Top: 3 15/16″ square. The corners were cut with a straight bit (I used a 1/2″ spiral bit) 1/16″ square

  • Eldon Wegscheid
    Posted at 07:22h, 07 February Reply

    Looks nice. The corner accents add a good depth dimension to the box.

  • Michael Esposito
    Posted at 20:28h, 09 February Reply

    I don’t know how to upload a picture of my box so i’ll go to your FB page or website, no this is the website page, Duh

    • Matt Cremona
      Posted at 05:25h, 10 February Reply

      lol! the box turned out beautifully!

      • Michael Esposito
        Posted at 06:23h, 10 February Reply

        Thanks Matt, the more I do the more I learn the better my confidence is.

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