Padauk Box

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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 1859 days ago 2165 views 4 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Design-wise, this is just a variation on something I’ve done before. I really liked the padauk and maple color combination, though. Finish is Danish oil followed by satin oil-based poly, with a coat of paste wax for good measure. :-)

Thanks for looking. Comments, criticism, and questions are all welcome.

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

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#1 posted 1859 days ago

Gorgeous Charlie! Another winner!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#2 posted 1859 days ago

Absolutely stunning. These colors together are so rich. Very nice Charlie, as usual.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#3 posted 1859 days ago

the box , as is your work , is as usual
very well done !
i like the contrast too.

didn’t you show us how to flat sand the box parts after cutting open on the bandsaw ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 1859 days ago

Beautiful projects should be your middle name Charlie. Really like the design and wood choices.
Super job Master box maker. This one is real eye candy.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1859 days ago

Oh Charlie, If Australia Don were only here. He’d let you have it. Kinda like this ” although you show strong atributes of becoming a fledgling box maker I assure you you have a long way to go. The lines are strong and the details are weak but you hold your own with the conundrums. Therefore I give you a B+ for effort and an e on conundrums. Personally Charlie ole buddy, I think its a bute. Dang this baby is getting heavy.

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

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#6 posted 1859 days ago

Thanks, Mike….. I think. LOL!

David, yes I posted something on using psa-backed sandpaper on a flat surface for cleaning up box/lid joints.

Thank you Steve, Allison, & Jim….you guys need to spend less time on the computer. :-)

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

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 1859 days ago

Great stripe !! reminds me of a 65 mustang fastback, a work of art !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 1859 days ago

You is getting very good at this kinda thing.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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Les Hastings

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#9 posted 1859 days ago

Excellentlly done Charlie!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#10 posted 1859 days ago

Charlie, I have to criticize you for making such a nice box, it’s beautiful.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#11 posted 1859 days ago


i Have a Question is that maple lined and how do you do your lids as i like the curve in the lid but do not know how to acheive it so would apreciate a how to

Thanks Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#12 posted 1859 days ago

Thats really nice looking!! I have a bunch of padauk and no ideas to go with it. I’m glad I saw this box, I didnt realize padauk would finish so nice.

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#13 posted 1859 days ago

Charlie. The box is stunning. A great design and color.

-- 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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#14 posted 1859 days ago

Charlie, the box is gorgeous.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#15 posted 1859 days ago

Another beautiful job Charlie. I love those woods together. Just when I think I’m starting to catch on, you LJ’s feed me a piece of humble pie. Thanks for sharing!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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