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Project by boxman posted 03-21-2009 06:42 AM 1798 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is my first project using this wood, cocobolo , & what a suprise to see the grain just pop when i put on a coat of natural danish oil . The box measures 7” X 3 1/2” X 2 5/8” high, with the sides 3/8” thick & top & bottom 1/4” , I made the box with a liftoff lid & used small 1/4” magnets in opposite corners to keep it in line, the earth magnets really are strong so for a box this size you wouldn’t want to use a larger magnet. After the danish oil I put on about 5 coats of clear poly with sanding with finer & finer grits after each coat, I then applied a couple of coats of minwax.

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask,

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#1 posted 03-21-2009 07:42 AM

Beautiful box. Great looking wood. Your rite, that grain realy pops!
Fanastic job! Keep it up.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 03-21-2009 12:41 PM

Beautiful box. The finish really shows off the wood.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 03-21-2009 02:05 PM

Gorgeous box and finish.

-- china

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#4 posted 03-21-2009 02:08 PM

This is a beautiful box. I have never had the opportunity to work with cocobolo but after seeing this it is a wood I would like to use.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-21-2009 02:36 PM

Very beautiful box with excellent finish!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 03-21-2009 05:26 PM

Special! Grain jumps out at you.
Nice job.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#7 posted 03-21-2009 07:34 PM

Nice box, Boxman.

-- Kate,

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#8 posted 03-21-2009 08:25 PM

Great looking box, unfortunatly the wood is going to darken soon, as it always does on cocobola with an oil finish. Still looks great though.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#9 posted 03-22-2009 04:48 AM

Great looking box.

-- Chris

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#10 posted 03-22-2009 04:55 AM

Very nice looking. I really like the finish.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#11 posted 03-25-2009 04:25 AM

thanks for the kind words- john

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask,

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#12 posted 03-31-2010 12:37 AM

now that is some beautiful grain.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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