Another Box

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Project by Greg3G posted 09-26-2008 09:16 PM 2119 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Again, after being away for a while, finaly got back into the shop.

This box I tried something differnt. I had recently tried to design and build a dinning chair (don’t ask…not a pretty picture.) and had some scap left over. It was poplar but I just could bring myself to toss it out. I got to looking at a couple of the cut outs from the back slat and thought they had a nice curve to them. So after a litle head scatching on how to approach this. I made the front and back out of them. I then used an alcohol based dye for coloring, trying to approach a walnut look. finish is oil on the maple, dyed poplar and then amber shellac on everything.

The interior dividers and sides of the small tray are made from some ambrosa maple that I picked up from Karson. It was only 1/8” thick so it worked pretty well for this application

The lid’s lip is shaped using a panel cutting bit on the router.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#1 posted 09-26-2008 09:19 PM


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#2 posted 09-26-2008 10:00 PM

Beautiful ! I ditto that.

I’m also a wood magician. I turn absolutely beaurtiful wood into saw dust, splinters and scrap. :) I also have no idea what I am doing with carpentry tools and equipment. However, I am very good with wires and metals. Can I be your apprentice? Bye and Take Care.

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#3 posted 09-26-2008 10:38 PM

Unique, & beautiful.

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#4 posted 09-27-2008 12:22 AM

Greg, nice design…I love the grain in the top.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#5 posted 09-27-2008 12:51 AM

That’s a very nice box and a creative way of using a panel raising bit.

-- Working at Woodworking

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John Gray

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#6 posted 09-27-2008 01:31 AM

Another beautiful box Greg. And take it from a old photographer you pictures are LOOKIN’ GOOD.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#7 posted 09-27-2008 03:20 AM

That’s pretty nice, did you do anything special to attach the legs? Just glued on?

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#8 posted 09-27-2008 05:07 AM

Keep it up! good stuff!

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#9 posted 09-27-2008 05:07 AM

Greg, my brother, that is absoulety beautiful.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#10 posted 09-27-2008 05:17 PM

Hi Greg;

Again, a fine looking box.

The job of trying to get the look of Walnut has to be considered a smashing success.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 09-27-2008 08:07 PM

Greg, Glad to see you are back in the shop. Both boxes look great, hope you were able to keep one of them for your dresser.
Really like the small tray set up in this one and the finish turned out very good.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#12 posted 09-28-2008 05:26 AM

Greg Another great box. The Ambrosia maple looks beter in your box than on the shelf in my shop.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 09-28-2008 10:07 PM

Lovin’ the box , but what’s up with those screws in the drawer?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#14 posted 10-21-2008 05:06 PM

Hi Dusty56,

Short of the story is that I dropped the tray just as I was setting up to take the pictures. I have since replaced it with one with no screws, I pinned the joints with toothpicks. Worked great.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#15 posted 11-25-2008 08:34 AM

hahahaha…I thought I was the only one that drops finished projects !!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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