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Project by Josh posted 03-03-2015 06:35 AM 1961 views 9 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Douglas-fir, ponderosa pine and red oak round out the participants in this one. I chose for no hardware to let the wood do the talkin.’ I finished it with a spray on acrylic which liked initially but then it bubbled up on the box and now doesn’t look as good.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 03-03-2015 08:45 AM

Nice job on this. I like the woods you used and the design you came up with. In the photos, the box looks fine.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Josh

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#2 posted 03-03-2015 01:01 PM

Thanks Jay. Yeah, the finish is subpar. I made a couple boxes a few weeks ago which I will have to post on here. I had the lacquer guy at work spray them. The finish looked great. I felt bad taking advantage of this free service and decided to spray it myself here at home. Doesn’t look so good up close.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 03-03-2015 02:47 PM

Nice! Standing on end (with the trim up) would make a nice looking clock

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granite

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#4 posted 03-03-2015 03:31 PM

Good Design! I like the use of the different woods.

-- "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green

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mafe

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#5 posted 03-03-2015 05:35 PM

Beautiful.
What wonderful wood.
Simple and elegant.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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siavosh

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#6 posted 03-03-2015 06:20 PM

Cool design! In the right hands, using douglas fir is inspirational.

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#7 posted 03-03-2015 07:48 PM

kewl design

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Josh

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#8 posted 03-03-2015 08:22 PM

Thanks, ya’ll. I appreciate the nods of affirmation.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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Texcaster

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#9 posted 03-03-2015 08:23 PM

I’m with the others, this box just sings!

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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Josh

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#10 posted 03-03-2015 11:07 PM

Thanks, Tex!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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Grumpymike

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#11 posted 03-03-2015 11:12 PM

What caused the bubbles? Air in the wood escaping?? I have never seen this, but I usually use some sort of sealer prior to finishing.
I have had problems with bubbles when using a foam brush, but never spraying … how interesting.

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

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Josh

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#12 posted 03-04-2015 01:15 AM

Grump,

I sprayed it yesterday in haste between class and work. It was an acrylic spray. It dries very quickly. I had the lid and box sitting on a cardboard box sitting outside in the sun. The temp yesterday at that time was about 32 degrees, but I figured the nice warm sum would counter the cold. I may have just saturated the wood and didn’t let it dry completely before spraying the second coat on. Hmmm…

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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Josh

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#13 posted 03-04-2015 03:23 AM

Sweet! This is my SECOND daily top three! I would like to thank the academy, My humble parents, gary, the establishment for establishing things when necessary and all woodworkers everywhere. Without your continued and consistent support I would still be the man I am today. I mean, sure, you’ve had SOME kind of positive influence on me, maybe…...maybe not. Whatever….The point is that I am excited to accept this nomination as world’s greatest wood box artist person. I know that with some perseverance and 2 buckets of elbow grease (not bacon grease, that never works) I will be able to soar to new heights like an eagle who is flying. I’ll not take for granted this honor nor will I squander away the wealth of talent that’s been bestowed upon me. Nay I say, nay! My next box will have to be a doozy! I’ll have to out-do myself.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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widdle

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#14 posted 03-04-2015 04:05 AM

good work..

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Josh

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#15 posted 03-04-2015 05:05 PM

Thanks, Wid.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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