Walnut and Maple pencil box

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Project by ignatz posted 03-17-2015 12:36 AM 776 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lift-top box made of black walnut and bird’s eye maple. It has a crazy grain pattern to it, like a multi-legged millipede. Unfortunately it also had a knot, which fell out during construction; hence the wood filler.

Finish is Tried and True varnish oil and paste wax.

Thanks for looking!

-- "I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly" — Peter Cook

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#1 posted 03-17-2015 07:54 AM

Nice work, I fill my knots in with 5 min Epoxy and a drop of color trans tint depending on the wood.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 03-18-2015 02:54 AM

You made a good one! I hate to have a defect show up during a build. Try some wood glue and sawdust mix to fill the hole, or mix superglue and sawdust. I have ended up with the gray patch and it isn’t the best thing to see. I am borrowing the top design for a box I am making right now. Thanks!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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