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Project by Bill posted 2514 days ago 1643 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Between times working on my Thorsen Table, I also completed a few small items I had previously started.

This candle box is based on a project I found in a book. The original was designed to hold candles. I kept the same basic size and look, and added a small handle of Purple Heart for an accent. The wood is Red Oak, and is finished with shellac.

The top slides in the groves cut in the sides.

This will make a nice storage box for something, now to figure out what.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#1 posted 2514 days ago

Bill -

What a great companion to your scone. I like the wood and finish. I especially like the purple heart accent!


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#2 posted 2514 days ago

oh Bill – I love this box!!! The lid and “handle”——excellent!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 2514 days ago

Great box Bill.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 2514 days ago

Something told me you would Debbie….Thank you.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#5 posted 2514 days ago

Yea watch out Deb might go bananas, it is a box after all. And a beaut. at that. Very nice Bill jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 2514 days ago

Really nice, Bill!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 2514 days ago

Bill great Box. I see you did Dado’s for the end fitting. That would be a great box to try finger joints on.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#8 posted 2514 days ago

Great box, Bill. Nice finish….smooth….......!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#9 posted 2514 days ago

I agree Karson, finger joints or dovetails would have been a nice way to go. That is my plan for the next one. I have to practice a bit more on my Leigh jig, but it should come out great.

One thing I think I will change are the dimensions. I found it the box will hold CDs, but is a little short for DVDs. They can lay down inside, but not stand up with the top on. Adding another inch or two should solve that problem.

Thank you all for your compliments. It keeps me going when I wonder about some of my projects.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#10 posted 2513 days ago

I’ve been wanting a cabinet to hold cd’s and dvd’s.. I never thought of a box!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 2513 days ago

Just remember..boxes are your friends…..Treat them right and they will do anything you ask of them….

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#12 posted 1793 days ago

Very nice, my wife took one look and said I want one of those for my candles.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#13 posted 1793 days ago

Clean an elegant lines well done

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 1521 days ago

very nice,bill.

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