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Project by Christian Holihan posted 04-13-2015 05:34 PM 1446 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Very soon after I started woodworking 2 years ago, I started hoarding any free wood i could get my hands on. I found this cherry in a firewood pile and split some sections hoping it might be nice. It sat in my garage for over a year until i ran it through the bandsaw. When I saw the book matched grain i knew it had to be a candle style box so the lid could slide out and the “Dagger” in the grain was coming right at you. The figure all over is a nice bonus.

Solid cherry. Bottom, sides, and top all from the same log. Tung oil finish. Shaker style candle box inspiration.
Dimensions: 8.5×3.25×2

Thanks for taking the time to look!

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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 04-13-2015 07:08 PM

It’s a nice project and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Christian Holihan

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#2 posted 04-13-2015 07:59 PM

Thanks Charles!

-- Nobody deserves particle board | http://artisancare.org

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 04-13-2015 08:53 PM

Looks great, and nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 04-14-2015 07:43 AM

Christian, this is a nice grain match. Good work on that. I can’t tell from your photos what the side grain looks like. I like the indent idea on the “pull” for the top. Nice idea there. If you include dimensions in your posting it helps readers get a better idea of size. That is difficult to judge from just photos. (You can amend the original posting at any time, if you want to.) This is a carefully made candle box and a thoughtful use of materials. Thanks for sharing. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Christian Holihan

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#5 posted 04-14-2015 01:49 PM

Great comments Boxguy! I added the dimensions into the description and another shot of the side.

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Boxguy

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#6 posted 04-15-2015 07:15 AM

Christian, the added photo and dimensions help me understand your project better. Beautiful wood, and it is smaller than I had originally thought. Thanks for the amendments. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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ignatz

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#7 posted 04-16-2015 07:09 PM

Stunning box, nicely done!

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

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