Green Box for St. Paddy's day

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Project by dgreen50 posted 03-17-2015 07:25 PM 1508 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Something different for me; I usually do not dye wood, but thought I would at least try to be able to say I have done that. Since St. Patrick’s was upon us I used green dye on curly maple to see what would happen. The grain really popped with the dye. A clear lacquer was applied. The legs are some scrap bubinga left over for another project. This box will make a good container for those green dyed sugar cookie the wife will make.

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#1 posted 03-17-2015 10:40 PM

That’s very green, makes for an interesting finish. Nice job.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#2 posted 03-17-2015 11:45 PM

That dye is amazing! Great looking green box!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 03-18-2015 05:19 AM

dgreen50, another nice box and posting. Happy St. Patty to you. In the intrest of sharing, you might consider this hinge technique. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 03-18-2015 01:47 PM

That is a very attractive box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 03-18-2015 02:51 PM

dgreen, here is more about installing hinges in a box. Keep up the good work and it was nice to hear from you.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 03-19-2015 05:15 PM

Incredible, unusual style, colours are realy match. I like those straight lines.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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