The First Commissioned Box

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Project by Douglas Krueger posted 2051 days ago 1293 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After learning on the previous 5 boxes, it was time to put up or shut up and here is the result. As with the previous boxes, the wood is Thailand padoo. The flower/butterfly decal was provided by the client and with his requested box dimensions it would not fit properly on the lid so built a picture frame to mount it in.

This was the first time to cut a circle on the TS after seeing the technique on another website and it worked just as described. The frame was then routed out to recess the decal. The finish is 4 coats of sprayed urethane with 1500 wet sanding between coats.

All in all it turned out ok but the proof with be in the customers satisfaction.

Thanks for looking.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 2051 days ago

Very Beautiful Box. Are the hinges made out of Thailand Padoo?

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 2051 days ago

Isn’t that beautiful. Love the round top and how it acts as the handle too. Nice job on the round and the inlay, hinges, wood, really nice.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 2051 days ago

Douglas, you’ve done a great job on this. The T Padoo is beautiful.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#4 posted 2051 days ago

Very nice box

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Douglas Krueger

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#5 posted 2051 days ago


Dennis, yes the hinges are padoo as well, am still trying to perfect them as they function very well but aesthetically they are not there yet.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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