The Sisters

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Project by Russel posted 06-08-2009 12:12 AM 1638 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two boxes are from the 30 projects in 30 days challenge. They’re sisters because they’re made from the same materials, the same boards. The boxes are Willow with Leopard Wood on the top. They are 6×8 and about 3.5 inches deep.

Like all siblings, they each have their own characteristics. One, the left, was cooperative and has a simple look. The other, the right, was less so.

I started out planning on twins, but the second box would not cooperate. The willow around the top decided to turn itself around when I started cutting the miters, so things didn’t fit right. And of course, the leopard wood stands a little proud on the top, not unlike a younger sibling vying for attention.

The boxes are similar but not identical, just like sisters. So here are the Willow Girls.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#1 posted 06-08-2009 12:16 AM

I like them. What did you use to finish them?

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#2 posted 06-08-2009 12:18 AM

Nice looking pair of girls.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#3 posted 06-08-2009 12:23 AM

Thanks dhg.

Sandy, they’re finished with a gloss wipe on poly. I was going to use a Satin finish for the toublesome sister because, well, she’s just not as bright. ;-)

-- Working at Woodworking

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#4 posted 06-08-2009 12:24 AM

They be good man , well done

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#5 posted 06-08-2009 04:07 AM

The girls are good. I keep going back and forth to decide which one I like better…and I can’t decide. They’re both beautiful pieces. Nicely done.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#6 posted 06-08-2009 02:54 PM

Looking good Russel

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#7 posted 06-08-2009 03:30 PM

Like the contrasting tops. Nice.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 06-08-2009 07:42 PM

Nice job, Russel. Those tops came out great.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 06-08-2009 08:36 PM

Thanks guys. I’m pleased with the contrast between the willow and leopard wood.

-- Working at Woodworking

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