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I bought a cool metal cash box on eBay for about $6. Got a wild hair and decided to make a STRONG BOX
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honduran mahogany
quartersawn white oak
stickley nails
metal paint
acid patina
beveled edged thins
glued
drilled
clenched the nails
sprayed with lacquer
dark oak aniline dye
jazzed up oil stain glaze
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tomorrow will be lacquer,shellac and wax

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1606 days ago

Dan you are the man what a wild and neat idea, way cool.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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davidroberts

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#2 posted 1606 days ago

you really had a vision. looks great.

-- God is Great, Wood is Good. nuff said.

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 1606 days ago

Thanks Guys ! Not sure about the vision, but did enjoy making it. Nothing was measured. Everything was eyeballed … very quickly made.The paint was the bottom of the can…. gooey … Really set quickly.It drys very hard. Made it in a day…
Nothing too serious ….

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 1606 days ago

Dan, this is pretty neat.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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rsmith71

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#5 posted 1606 days ago

These spur of the moment, off the cuff projects are often the most fun and seem to become favorites unusually easy to our friends and families. Really cool idea.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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mtkate

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#6 posted 1606 days ago

This is totally brilliant!!!

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Karson

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#7 posted 1606 days ago

Dad: A totally unique transformation.

Great vision and implementation.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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patron

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#8 posted 1606 days ago

great old find ,

was there a treasure map in it ?

you ‘da man for antiquing !

looks great .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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miles125

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#9 posted 1606 days ago

Looks like its been around a hundred years! I love it!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 1606 days ago

Hi Dan;

Very creative. Looks great.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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lew

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#11 posted 1606 days ago

Dan,
Your wild hairs certainly turn out nicer than mine!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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kolwdwrkr

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#12 posted 1606 days ago

cool idea. turned out great

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Napaman

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#13 posted 1606 days ago

wow…i love it…I may have stopped with the nails on the top…I liked the photo the best…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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bigike

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#14 posted 1606 days ago

very nice

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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ramon

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#15 posted 1606 days ago

I believe that you buy it piece of news, then you destroy her and in the end you manage to make her again new with more personality and style, it is a strange process with which you have obtained a nice result.

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