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Project by souichiro posted 1970 days ago 1427 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was a simple pine box made on a request by my mother. I used wood filler over the entire surface, and then 7 thin coats of black laquer. Sanding inbetween coats working up to fine steel wool. Then I painted the roses with model enamels and one last coat of clear laquer. This mirror finish part of the project was so much fun and I will definately do it again someday. It’s so hard to get it perfect (and believe me, this one isn’t).

-- Dale, Oregon





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mtnwild

3474 posts in 2154 days


#1 posted 1970 days ago

Beautifulllllll!! Nice of you to leave in an imperfection, just like the masters did. Love it! Great roses. Super shine.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Gary

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#2 posted 1970 days ago

Dang….that’s nice. You did a fantastic job. Bet mom’s proud

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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firecaster

557 posts in 2045 days


#3 posted 1970 days ago

It looks perfect from here. That is beautiful.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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NY_Rocking_Chairs

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#4 posted 1970 days ago

Awesome. Where did you get the black lacquer?

-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com

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Kate

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#5 posted 1970 days ago

looks great

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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ND2ELK

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#6 posted 1970 days ago

Exquisite looking box! Beautiful job on this one. What a wonderful gift for your Mom. You need to show more pictures of each of your works. Lumberjocks like pictures. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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ratchet

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#7 posted 1970 days ago

very impressive. I typically like to see the wood grain but this one has changed my mind. You have talent. Can we see the inside?

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 1970 days ago

Beautiful work

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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jeh412

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#9 posted 1970 days ago

Beautiful work! No doubt someone else (at least a non-woodworker) will never notice any imperfection!

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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Chris

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#10 posted 1970 days ago

Gorgeous box, and a gift for a Mom is always appreciated. I also would like to see tht inside.

-- Chris

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boxman

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#11 posted 1970 days ago

the only thing wrong with this project is that there are not more pics, great job.
john

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask, j.soika@shaw.ca

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souichiro

369 posts in 1972 days


#12 posted 1970 days ago

Thanks so much for all of the positive feedback everyone! :)
I’ll try to remember to get some more pictures of it the next time I’m over at her house.

@NYRockingChairs: The laquer is rust-o-leum rattle can, most displays seem to have it. Wish I could find something more “traditional” but it worked great. Very thin stuff though, it’ll run easy.

Again, thanks for the warm reception everyone!

-- Dale, Oregon

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NY_Rocking_Chairs

500 posts in 2224 days


#13 posted 1969 days ago

Thanks, I have heard mixed reviews of the Rust-o-leum stuff. Good to see it worked out for you.

-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com

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