Box Fever subsiding

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Project by Douglas Krueger posted 08-08-2009 11:30 AM 1904 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wood was from a long dead standing snag and have no idea the wood type but loved the grain. The wood was cracked and split so spent time filling with several applications of good old Elmers carpenter glue to give it strength and the color contrast worked out pretty good.

With the fever diminishing, was able to employ a few more brain cells and added some internal box trays.

Dovetailed with wooden hinges and paste wax finish.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#1 posted 08-08-2009 12:42 PM

I”m catching box fever right now…and love the wood you’ve found…

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#2 posted 08-08-2009 03:08 PM

I have to agree with Barry, if you did not have box fever before looking at these posts you certainly would have caught it after looking at all these beautiful boxes. I like the way you varied the lid shapes and edging to give the boxes a distinctive look.

Thanks, Doug. I enjoyed these.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 08-08-2009 03:25 PM

nice boxes once again ,

i don’t know that there is a cure for this ,
but being up to your knees in sawdust ,
seems to keep the fever at bay ,
for a few days !

-- 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 08-08-2009 07:16 PM

those are some cool designs

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 08-08-2009 08:56 PM

Nice job… like the wood. I did my first box and got the fever… but I’ve had to let it fester for awhile so I can get my shop set up better to make them.

I read or saw a video about those wood holes and cracks that need to be filled. Use five minute epoxy color mixed with artist’s non-oil based black powder color dye. Overfill the holes and cracks since the epoxy can be chiseled or sanded flush with its surface and black because that is the color of decayed wood and it blends in with other finishes. Other colors besides black could be used to get a better match to the wood.

Anyway, just a thought to pass on… I really enjoyed yours… thanks for posting.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#6 posted 08-09-2009 04:39 AM

very nice

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#7 posted 08-09-2009 04:59 AM

So, how long does it take the “Box Fever” to subside? I’ve been working on boxes for about 4 years and they still hold a fascination for me. I am branching out but still love to go back to the boxes that got me started.

And back to the original topic—-That is a very nice pair of boxes. Did you paint or color the hinge or is that just a reflection? Just curious.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#8 posted 08-09-2009 04:17 PM

Dustyal, thanks for the tip on colorized epoxy. I do have some water soluble dry powder and will have to experiment mixing it with the Elmers, never was a fan of epoxy and use it sparingly.

Durnik150, the hinges are au natural and have the same paste wax finish as the rest of the box. The hinge material is padoo which has red heart and cream sap wood colors.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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