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I made this ring box for some friends who are about to marry. The finish is lightweight polyurethane (would welcome alternative suggestions!) and the lid is held on using a 1/4-inch dowel.
-- Brady Gaster, Indian Trail NC
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#1 posted 05-18-2007 03:30 AM
I’ve never attempted small boxes. That one looks great. They appear to present unique challenges. Making big stuff, you can hide mistakes. With small stuff, you have to be exact. Nice job!
-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)
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#2 posted 05-18-2007 04:31 AM
very nice looking box grady. I’m impressed. It’s beautiful. mike
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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#3 posted 05-18-2007 04:32 AM
Great looking box.
-- Jesus is Lord!
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#4 posted 05-18-2007 04:34 AM
Great looking box. I like bloodwood, I’ve used it for pens.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware firstname.lastname@example.org †
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#5 posted 05-18-2007 08:11 AM
Cool combo. Nice woodwork.
-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)
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#6 posted 05-18-2007 01:56 PM
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#7 posted 05-18-2007 04:08 PM
Very pretty. As a finishing alternative, have you ever tried Watco danish oil? It comes in colors, but I like the natural (pretty much clear) for bringing out the beauty in a good piece of wood without making it look like anything is “on top” of the wood.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#8 posted 05-18-2007 06:51 PM
Great stuff Brady and a thoughtful present your friends will cherish forever I’m sure! Thanks for sharing it with us.
-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!
#9 posted 05-18-2007 07:55 PM
Thanks so much, especially for the Watco recommendation!
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