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A Keepsake Box for Izzy from reclaimed wood. #5: One journey comes to an end, another one begins.

633 days ago by paratrooper34 | 9 comments »

Well, the box is finished. It was a long road for a small box, 25cm x 20cm. Yet I am proud to say that I never used any power tools on this box; nothing but hand tools. I guess this wood saw some type of power back when it was milled in the mid 1800s as there were tooling marks on the board that looked like a big old saw blade from a mill. But no power in my shop to transform that reclaimed chestnut board into a box for my granddaughter. Here is how it was finished up. The first step was to glue the box up. I got it prepped by doing some final smoothing on the top and bottom and the sides. I was pretty sure I would have to smooth the sides again, but there were a couple of din...

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