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Project by Steve Kreins posted 07-05-2014 02:07 PM 1144 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut and Aspen. I don’t think I’ll be using much aspen in the future. It looks OK, but is so soft that it’s actually hard to not over sand etc. Anyway, my friend loves it. He’s my age and his Mom comes by to check on him to see if he’s taking care of himself and eating right. His wife died last year and he’s a diabetic. He said he’s going to hide his candy in the box.

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lightcs1776

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#1 posted 07-05-2014 02:15 PM

Nice, Steve. I like the joints and walnut is one of my favorite woods. What did you use as a finish?

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#2 posted 07-05-2014 02:52 PM

Sorry, I used Danish Oil neutral.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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lightcs1776

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#3 posted 07-05-2014 02:54 PM

Thanks for the info, Steve. I’m always curious about different finishes.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#4 posted 07-05-2014 05:11 PM

Nice job Steve.
Those finger joints look nice with the contrasting wood and rounded corner.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#5 posted 07-05-2014 05:52 PM

Great box, love the handle

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 07-05-2014 07:06 PM

Very nice. That kinda give me an idea for my diabetic supplies.

-- I had a stroke a few years back, and sometimes the words dont come out as well as I would like.

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#7 posted 07-05-2014 09:09 PM

Steve, That turned out great. The aspen may be soft but it makes for great contrasting box joints with the walnut. And it shouldn’t have to stand up to abuse (unless his mom finds the candy!)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 07-05-2014 09:23 PM

Loos great, Steve. Try some dye the next time. I’m in the middle of a two box project and I’m using Rit liquid fabric dye. The colors are very intense and you can’t beat the price at $3.50 for 8 oz. A little bit goes a long way.

And I’m not talkin’ wimpy earth tones. Brilliant blue, green, yellow, tangerine, etc. I’ll post them when they’re done.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#9 posted 07-06-2014 05:09 PM

This turned out nicely. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#10 posted 07-07-2014 10:46 AM

Great job. Looks great.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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#11 posted 07-08-2014 01:22 AM

Steve, YOU”RE AN ENABLER! :) Love the corners. You must really be enjoying that new jig you got. The box looks great. I like using the Watco oil also, it lets the natural beauty of the wood take center stage. I usually use some clear Deft Spray laquer after the oil. It puts a little shine and protects the finish. Its easy to use also.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#12 posted 05-14-2015 07:21 PM

Beautiful handle cone (monogram)

-- Ganchik Sasha

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