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Project by CutNRun posted 04-20-2009 06:09 PM 2042 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I opened my mouth and offered to make something again for a fund raising auction. Running short on time, I looked through my scrap pile and found some surprisingly nice wood. The sides, top, and drawer fronts are figured and spalted maple. The sides are re-sawn and book matched, as are the top and bottom. The drawer faces are a continuous piece and the necklace hangar fronts are also book matched. The case dividers, drawer sides and back, and necklace racks are made of cherry. The finish is several coats of wipe on poly and a final coat of paste wax. Hopefully, it will raise at least a little money at the church auction.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time





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Chris

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#1 posted 04-20-2009 06:26 PM

Nice job for a quick one. Beyond the timber itself I also like the styling of the drawer pulls and the recess they are in. What are the pulls made of?

-- Chris

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CutNRun

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#2 posted 04-20-2009 06:29 PM

Oops, missed that one. The pulls are walnut.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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#3 posted 04-20-2009 06:38 PM

As usual, exceptional work. in a word: EXQUISITE

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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#4 posted 04-20-2009 07:41 PM

This is choice, can I copy?

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CutNRun

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#5 posted 04-20-2009 07:53 PM

Chris, feel free – the design is similar to other jewelry boxes also on the site.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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#6 posted 04-20-2009 07:59 PM

OK – that’s awesome. Just out of curiosity, what constitutes “quick”? That would take me a couple weeks… and wouldn’t look as good.

-- Anything is possible when you have no idea what you're talking about.

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CutNRun

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#7 posted 04-20-2009 08:13 PM

Honestly, I have no idea of how many hours were involved. I fit in an hour here and an hour there whenever I get the time – usually in the evenings. Start to finish was around 4 weeks, but parts would often sit for days between shop sessions. It seemed to go quickly when I was actually working.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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SawdustMill

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#8 posted 04-20-2009 08:14 PM

That came from your scrap bin ?! Can I raid your scrap bin ? heh

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whitedog

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#9 posted 04-20-2009 10:33 PM

it’s beauty , i need to try something like this. drawers are always are hard for me … guess i need the practice. Great Box.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#10 posted 04-20-2009 10:58 PM

i wish my scraps were that nice :D

-- My signature is awesome.

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gerrym526

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#11 posted 04-20-2009 11:18 PM

Beautiful work. You’ve given me some ideas for my next boxes.
Wanted to ask if you’ve built any special jigs/fixtures to handle the small parts when milling and cutting pieces of wodd for the boxes?

-- Gerry

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CutNRun

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#12 posted 04-20-2009 11:33 PM

I haven’t really made any jigs or fixtures for small parts, but that is mostly because I have a Hammond Trim-O-Saw. You can see what this is under my reviews. I can securely hold and cut pieces down to 1/4” x 1/4” x 1/2”, perhaps less (haven’t tried).

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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#13 posted 04-21-2009 12:14 AM

It’s amazing what we find ourselves doing after a brief moment of insanity while our mouths are open, isn’t it? ;-) Looks like it turn out very well.

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

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Popeye Jr.

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#14 posted 04-23-2009 07:37 AM

very nice indeed! I am sure some lucky bidder who wins it will be very happy.
Cheers

-- People who say it cannot be done should not interup those who are doing it

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