wine box #2 christmas gift

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Project by abie posted 2046 days ago 1476 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Second box from Wood mag. this time with brown mahogany stripe and cherry on one end, lace wood on the other, Curly walnut on the handles.
Finish is 6 coats of Dura-seal poly thinned to 60% with Naptha. sanded between coats with 220 grit and then 0000 steel wool..

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#1 posted 2046 days ago


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#2 posted 2046 days ago

Very nice work Bruce.

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#3 posted 2045 days ago

I made a wine bottle box and didn’t really like the design.
You’re looks so much better. The design and the wood selection means everything. I select secondary woods for the body and try to add bright colored woods to dress it up but it doesn’t work well. Your box starts out with a great (different) handle than a rounded top and bottom. Than the wood you selection makes everything work together. You don’t need a latch. My latch was a magnet (really bad looking) The strip of wood on the top cover and maybe the bottom.
Great workmenship, Greater design, Great project.

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#4 posted 1927 days ago

You didn’t mention the wood on the sides. It looks like Flame Birch from here.

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#5 posted 1927 days ago

Dusty: think the wood is curly maple. really shines in good light..

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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