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English Castle box project, Curly Maple and QTR SAWN OAK

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 07-13-2007 01:51 AM 2377 views 6 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I noticed this box on eBay a while back. I saved the pictures for future reference. Box is probably 100 years old and came from England. It sold for $1200.

link to 20 more photos

7/20/2007 Started making my own version of this castle box. Curly soft maple. Will post when complete.

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#1 posted 07-13-2007 01:55 AM

That is a winner!

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#2 posted 07-13-2007 02:07 AM

Very nice. Have you gotten a Flickr or similar account?

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#3 posted 07-13-2007 05:31 AM

just got hooked up with photobucket, didn’t even know something like that exisited

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#4 posted 07-13-2007 05:57 AM

Pretty unique, thanks for sharing the images.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 07-13-2007 11:19 AM

what a surprise when it is opened up .. well thought out storage.

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#6 posted 07-13-2007 11:59 AM

Dan this is the box you spoke about during the Chat session this morning.

It’s a very interesting concept. I don’t think I’ve seen anything quite like it.

Thanks.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#7 posted 07-13-2007 05:57 PM

Now there is a box for Don! I wonder how long before he builds one?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#8 posted 07-13-2007 06:33 PM

That is a very unique and well designed box. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I missed another chat…I can’t seem to get to a computer when they are in progress.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 10-28-2007 06:26 AM

Shortly after I listed this box, I made one of my own.
It is all cut out, sanded, dyed and sitting with a spit coat of linseed oil.
I’m going to list it as a project, but thought I could also list a couple photos here too.
The box is incomplete. Still needs shellac, stain, and more details. I’m not real happy with the way the wenge looks so, I looking for something to use in it’s place. ... link to all the photos

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#10 posted 10-28-2007 07:54 AM

Dan a very nice box. I like the Wenge. It’s a darkened window.

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#11 posted 10-28-2007 10:32 AM

oh yah. Very cool

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#12 posted 10-31-2007 10:40 PM

also made a sketchup model this week.
sat in a motel room in Hartford with not much to do.
Model available to anyone who wants it.

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#13 posted 10-31-2007 10:47 PM

I like your interpretation even better than the original! Do you have any more information on the original? What type of wood do you think it was?

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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#14 posted 10-31-2007 10:50 PM

original was oak. made in england. bought by a ebay antique seller that makes frequent buying trips overseas to brings back cool items to the states

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#15 posted 08-09-2008 11:29 PM

8/8/2008

well it has been almost 300 days, but I think I’m done with it.

finished with multiple layers:

light coat of water based dye

two light linseed oil coats … let soak in for 275 days

spit coat of seedlac shellac

minwax java gel stain for shading

general finishes maple oil stain

tad bit more gel stain

3 to 4 coats of seedlac shellac french polish

briwax walnut paste wax

will post photos later

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

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