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Making of a box #2: The finishing process

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Blog entry by paulcoyne posted 11-11-2009 11:52 PM 905 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today i went back out to the workshop, which was so cold the joys of autum, after i had taken the masking tape off i cleaned the glue off and sanded the outside of the box then cut and glued a piece of leather for the inside of the base then cut some mapple slip for the tray to sit on and glued it on.

while that was setting i made the tray which is made the same way as the box only on a smaller scale, then went about making a lid which is quite simple in design just a rebate to inset it intothe top of the box then i turned a knob out of pink ivory (Berchemia zey-heri) which is a great tight grained pink wood the knob is tennoned into the top. i finished the box with danish oil and this is the result…

i also made 20 other small boxes quite quick to make they were for some cuff link sets i am making for xmas they were made with a selection of woods like oak spalted beech sycamore and the tops were made with scorched douglas fir they were hinged with a simple roofing nail,



thats it for today time for a warm cup of tea..

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that



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RobS

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#1 posted 11-12-2009 01:24 AM

Very slick, I like the scorched fir for the tops.. have you done a lot of this scorching in your other projects?

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#2 posted 11-12-2009 01:26 AM

good work

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 11-12-2009 01:33 AM

i have used the burnt wood effect a few times it is easy saves on sanding time and adds a nice texture to soft woods…

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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#4 posted 11-12-2009 03:05 AM

Thanks for this post. It gives me ideas…

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#5 posted 11-12-2009 03:08 AM

Thats a cool looking box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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