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The first box made with the new box clamp I posted recently.

The box turned out perfectly square and was a breeze to complete , the finish is a new bees wax process I came up with and took about an hour from start to finish and is glass smooth with a satin sheen.
On this one I used copper for accents on the lid lift,tray handle and also for the leather hinge plates which I think work well with the birds eye maple and jatoba.
This box will go to a friend as a gift along with a little tapper mallet .
Comments and questions are always appreciated .


Beautiful box Klaus, your friend will love it. Now you’ve got me curious about your new beeswax process. I have used beeswax on a lot of turnings in the past and I’m amazed how well those finishes have held up.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

I will do a blog on this down the road and in the mean time will see how this cures over the next little while .
It is just too easy to do and the time involved is minimal as compared to the way I used to do it .
So Far the result has impressed me .


I like it Klaus.
Simple is often used to mean easy or unchallenging. Then there is elegance where simplicity involves achieving perfection in the fewest moves.
This is simply elegant.

-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Thanks Paul and that is exactly the feeling I had with the design of this box .
I wanted the wood to speak and show it’s beauty and not distract from it .


I’m always inspired by your posts. Thank you for that! This is a beautiful box. I really like the leather hinges. Very cool!

Beautiful box Klaus. I am sure your friend will like it.

As expect the jig worked perfectly.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Striking! Love the birdseye with jatoba.

-- Ellen

Very nice. I agree with Paul 100%.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Very elegant. Lovely. Such simple clean lines. It represents the wood very well, showing off the grains and colour without cluttering. I love it truly.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Wow this is a beautiful box ,I really like the choice of woods.

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