My First Successful Box

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Blog entry by GoGoZRX posted 11-24-2009 06:15 PM 998 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was told that it looks like a funeral urn, but that’s ok, since I didn’t have a plan when I started.

hopefully these picture links will work…

-- chip junkie, motorcyclist, skydiver, geek.

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#1 posted 11-24-2009 06:17 PM

I’m sure it’s great but no photos here.

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#2 posted 11-24-2009 06:20 PM

I -think- they’re right now…

-- chip junkie, motorcyclist, skydiver, geek.

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#3 posted 11-24-2009 06:26 PM

It was while finishing this and getting the lid to fit that I discovered that my lathe is slightly off center… the box and the lid are very slightly oval. but that just makes it a “twist seal!” :~)

-- chip junkie, motorcyclist, skydiver, geek.

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#4 posted 11-24-2009 06:41 PM

Very nice box.

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#5 posted 11-24-2009 06:48 PM

Nice turned box. Not sure where the accusation of urn comes from, but whatever. It looks good.

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#6 posted 11-24-2009 07:33 PM

Very nice looking box! Getting started on holiday gifts?

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#8 posted 11-24-2009 08:03 PM

Nice box, they are always a challenge to get the lid to fit just right, only thing I know is don’t sand the lip too much, and don’t put a finish on it. Great job

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#9 posted 11-25-2009 08:29 AM

Great job. Need to post this in projects. Looks like a great turned box. What kind of wood is it?


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#10 posted 11-25-2009 04:29 PM

thanks, y’all.

I don’t know what kind of wood it is… Ever since i got my lathe, I’ve been picking up logs where ever I come across them. I really ought to get a tree/wood identification book. Maybe I’ll ask for one for Baby J’s B-day. :~)

I didn’t post it in Projects because what I’ve read is that is for ‘finished’ projects. this box still needs some more work… I’ve got to sort out the bottom. I’m thinking “green felt.”

-- chip junkie, motorcyclist, skydiver, geek.

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#11 posted 11-26-2009 04:32 AM

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