Jewelry Box made of Poplar

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Project by Duckster posted 12-10-2014 02:19 PM 1344 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this box all with Poplar wood. The only exception is the splines, which I used Padok. I used dark gray flocking on the drawers.
Using Lacqure with 4 coats as a finish and then polished out to a nice finish.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#1 posted 12-10-2014 03:02 PM

Hey Duck, that box is really super. The design is great and execution, wonderful as usual.
Shows what you can do with something as common as Poplar. HD has some good Poplar, the one we call Rainbow Poplar with the dark stripes in different colors. I gotta try that on the next project.

About 35 years ago I had a friend who kept a boat at his grandma’s house. She was in Austwell. If I remember, that is somewhere close to where you are. Seem to remember fishing around some jetties. But we always did good on big Specks like 5 #s and up. Biggest I ever caught was 8 1/2 #s but he had caught some over 10 #. Are there still so lunkers like that around? And when is the best time of the year to get into some good ones? What kind of boat do you have? That’s enough questions for today. Take care.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#2 posted 12-10-2014 03:29 PM

Auswell is a 5 mile run across the bay from Seadrift. There are quite a few oyster reefs that I fish, just east of there. There are a lot of 4-5 pound trout still in San Antonio Bay but not too many 10 pounders. My biggest is 28 1/2” trout. I don’t know how much she weighed. I’ve got a 23 foot bay boat made by JH PerforuBoats. It’s called an Outlaw230X.
Runs in under 6” of water. That lets me get into the back lakes. Man, the fishing is good anytime except August and September and then it’s too hot to fish.
I like Poplar to work with but it is a soft wood and warps bad when you get it too thin. Cherry and Walnut are my favorites.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#3 posted 12-10-2014 04:04 PM

This box turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 12-10-2014 04:27 PM

Nice job, looks really nice

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

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Rick Dennington

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#5 posted 12-10-2014 08:15 PM

Stellar job, once again Duck, on the new box…..I’m not too crazy about Poplar, but that look on this box is nice…..Did you use the new sled to cut out the parts…? Or did you make it before the sled was finished..?

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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#6 posted 12-11-2014 01:53 AM

I had this one in finishing when I made the sled. I’m not all that excited about Poplar either. It is a soft wood and it warps pretty bad.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#7 posted 12-11-2014 08:47 AM

The box is awsome. I like this light/dark and rounded/squared contrasts in shape and colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 12-11-2014 09:36 AM

Good job Duck. I’ve not seen one like this.

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#9 posted 12-11-2014 12:37 PM

Very nice design, it will hold a kings ransom.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#10 posted 12-11-2014 03:41 PM

I too enjoying working with poplar. You did a fantastic job on this box.

-- MonkeyMonk

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#11 posted 12-11-2014 05:27 PM

Great job on the design and construction of this box.
I like your choice of the poplar for this piece and your grain pattern on the front is another great choice.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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