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Project by MsDebbieP posted 2660 days ago 2021 views 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

can you believe it? It’s NOT willow!!!

Rick and I went to a sawmill yesterday looking for some wood and in behind the stack we were looking at was this beautiful piece of aromatic cedar. I couldn’t leave without it. So I squeezed my way between the stacked wood and grabbed my little treasure. Rick, of course, just smiled. (He’s such a dear).

I basically followed the same process as with my previous boxes except that this time I used some pine for the bottom and built the box around it rather than sitting the box on top of it.

The Project
Purpose: a planter box
Wood: aromatic cedar and pine.
Size: approximately 6” x 7” (big enough for a disposable storage container to fit inside, to hold a plant).
Finishing: sanded and I put a polyurethane finish on the pine.
Joints: cut out with the scrollsaw

Lesson: cut the FRONT first so if you hit a knot and it sends the scrollsaw blade off on a tangent you can match the side joints to the “new” design instead of ending up with a gap sitting in the front of the box.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)





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jpw1995

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#1 posted 2660 days ago

You’re joints are looking better and better all the time, MsDebbie.

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2660 days ago

Thanks JP. I figured out a system with this one that really worked well.
Before I was tracing a template and then cutting.
This time, I lightly traced the template and then laid the joining edges together and drew the lines like that so that they matched—what a concept.. “brilliant but slow” that’s me!!

Now all I have to do is figure out what to do when the ol’ scrollsaw blade decides to go AWOL.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Karson

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#3 posted 2660 days ago

Isn’t that cedar wood great. I don’t know know how many BD ft I’ve gone thru making puzzles of peoples names.

I’ve got a standing order for some of this wood at the sawmill.

Good looking planter box

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2660 days ago

Thanks Karson.

Never thought of this for name/puzzles … hmmm

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 2660 days ago

Nice find on the wood, and good job on the box, Debbie!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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dennis mitchell

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#6 posted 2660 days ago

great looking box!

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Sawdust2

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#7 posted 2660 days ago

Your rough edge trademark is missing!

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Max

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#8 posted 2660 days ago

Debbie,

I like the cedar that you used, it looks very nice. It will look good with plants in it…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 2660 days ago

The rough edge is still there .. you just cant see it well in these pix.

Tomorrow I should find some time to put a plant in it.

Thanks everyone for taking the time to have a look and to comment

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Lou

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#10 posted 2660 days ago

very nice wood! believe it or not, but the first time i looked at it i thought cedar… crazy eh?!
great job!

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (lucius-hill@comcast.net)

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 2660 days ago

thanks :)
and great thought!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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PanamaJack

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#12 posted 2660 days ago

Great job Debbie. Kinda cool!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Bill Cowan

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#13 posted 2660 days ago

Debbie this is a great project. I love things that are just what your looking for. A great box, a great planter and the wood to fit no doubt.

-- ICN, Bill, (http://www.coachbillcowan.com)

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oscorner

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#14 posted 2660 days ago

Nice box! When cutting your joints are you cutting the lines that you traced or leaving them? If you leave them your joints will be tighter. Keep up the good work.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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David

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#15 posted 2660 days ago

Debbie – very nice! Your joinery is really coming along – wonder what the next woodworking challenge is in your future? I like the aromatic cedar – wish I could pick some up at a sawmill rather than going to the local wood dealer. Little bit more exciting at the sawmill! Very nice project.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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