oak box #2: oak box

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Blog entry by Dan'um Style posted 11-10-2013 11:06 PM 985 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Next step in process.
Cut a top to match the recess. Left it proud 1/2 and snug fit.
Curves, top and contours were then abrasively shaped & carved on my 2hp 6×80 edge sander using 36 grit.
36 grit removes material very fast this way and the dust collector sucks in all the mess. Light touch cause it is easy to get carried away.

My edger sander looks identical to this one, except a totally different color, not labeled with a brand and is about 9 years old. A real work horse.
After the roughing on the belt sander I took it to my Ryobi Oscillating-spindle- sander to smooth it out and sand it to 80 grit.

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

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#1 posted 11-10-2013 11:20 PM

Better and better Dan!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 11-11-2013 01:03 AM

nice box dan
are you going to do your
aged finish on it

your GS looks like a happy camper

well done

-- 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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#3 posted 11-11-2013 01:21 AM

great box,nice work!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 11-11-2013 01:44 AM

right now the finish is clear lacquer, but plan on rubbing it out with brown paste wax to age it.

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

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#5 posted 11-11-2013 01:53 PM

Coming along nicely!
Love that belt sander!

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

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#6 posted 11-11-2013 01:55 PM

That’s a very clean box and a nice design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 11-11-2013 11:32 PM

Great tools for a great job Danny Boy

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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