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Project by sgtq posted 05-04-2014 02:53 PM 1066 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built these two boxes as going away gifts for my Command Sergeant Major and Battalion Commander. The boxes are constructed with Paduak, Zebrawood, and Hickory. Designs on top were added with a Colwood Burner by hand and the finish is 3 coats laquer and 4 coats johnsons paste wax. I love the wood combination but I never realized how finicky paduak is when its cut thin, I had huge issues with the splines as the kept wanting to break. Overall I like how they turned out. Thanks for looking.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 05-04-2014 02:55 PM

Both of these are beautiful boxes and I’m sure they were pleased with them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 05-04-2014 03:07 PM

Great boxes love the wood choice. I work with Paduak alot and feel your pain. Your wood burning skills are throught he roof! Amazing work there… I’m sure they love them. A+

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Chris Cook

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#3 posted 05-04-2014 05:47 PM

Great wood choice. I did just the same selection a last year

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-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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sgtq

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#4 posted 05-04-2014 05:52 PM

As a matter of fact Chris Cook your box is what inspired the wood choices for mine. I thought yours was beautiful! So thank you and I hope you don’t mind I stole the idea lol.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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Chris Cook

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#5 posted 05-04-2014 06:46 PM

mind? Quite to the contrary, I am humbled! Every idea I have had was inspired in what I’ve seen others do. Glad the choice worked for you as well! I am crazy about Paduak, but I have also found that you can’t make good hinges or thin structures with it.

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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Arlin Eastman

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#6 posted 05-04-2014 07:10 PM

I love them. Well done.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 05-04-2014 08:10 PM

Beautiful boxes!!!!!!!!!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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bygrace

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#8 posted 05-05-2014 02:15 AM

Great looking boxes. The wood burning is a great touch. I love Padauk as well.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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