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Neil Scobie Box for my daughter at Christmas

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Project by icemanhank posted 12-11-2014 01:17 AM 4443 views 16 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,

I did a short blog on this box and have just finished it after thinking I wouldn’t get it done in time….phew.

The frame is Pecan and the panels are Red Cedar, Huon Pine and Redgum finished in Danish oil.

I hope you like it (along with Mel that is)

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 12-11-2014 03:38 AM

That’s a beautiful box iceman. All the panels go great with the pecan. Cool legs.
Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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icemanhank

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#2 posted 12-11-2014 06:13 AM

Thanks Dave

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#3 posted 12-11-2014 07:07 AM

This one has realy nice curves.Different wood types and colours are great too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-11-2014 08:51 AM

I love it. Great design and very well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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flatrock

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#5 posted 12-11-2014 09:41 AM

That Is very nice.

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ronstar

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#6 posted 12-11-2014 12:28 PM

Nice box!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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jeffswildwood

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#7 posted 12-11-2014 01:48 PM

Very nice box. The mixture of woods are breathtaking! That pecan is a beautiful wood. Nice job!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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Monkman

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#8 posted 12-11-2014 03:35 PM

Very Nice, I am sure she will treasure it.

-- MonkeyMonk

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icemanhank

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#9 posted 12-11-2014 08:15 PM

Thanks for all of the kind comments, all of the woods have a meaning to me as each piece was a gift from a different member of my wood club.

I hope everybody has a safe Christmas/holiday season. Treasure your families/friends if you are indeed as fortunate as I to have so many.
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.- Desmond Tutu

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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EulerPhi

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#10 posted 12-11-2014 08:24 PM

Tree-mendous, what Danish oil and how many coats? How did u attach the legs?

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icemanhank

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#11 posted 12-11-2014 08:55 PM

The finish is Feast Watson Scandinavian Oil and there were only two coats on it when I took the pic. Four coats with a rub back in between coats with 0000 steel wool is my usual attempt at a finish.

The legs are attached via 4mm mortice and tenon joints, I did these using the router (making sure I kept all of my fingers!). You can see the tenons in these pics http://lumberjocks.com/icemanhank/blog/43434

The curve on the legs was also finished on the router using a jig I made for a consistant curve. It was a bit tricky because the sides of each leg had to be done in the correct order/sequence.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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_Daniel_

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#12 posted 12-11-2014 09:58 PM

Beautiful! I’m sure it will be a beloved gift for your daughter. How much does it weigh, would you say?

I am thankful to see what pecan wood looks like finished. I picked up about 43 board feet of it 19 months ago green and have been aging it since. Maybe this spring I’ll make something.

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icemanhank

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#13 posted 12-11-2014 10:45 PM

Thanks for that. Not sure what it weighs but it is pretty light, the panels and frame are 10mm thick (lid frame is 12mm) and the legs are only 30×30mm so there is not a lot of timber in it. If you want I can weigh it for you?

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#14 posted 12-12-2014 12:30 AM

Very nice box, interesting build I had to go back and look at your blog on building it. Great work.

-- Tom D

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icemanhank

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#15 posted 12-12-2014 01:21 AM

Thx Tom

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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