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Project by dustyal posted 09-16-2009 05:10 AM 1629 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Boxes: Walnut from a special family tree. Maple lid and keys. Tung oil.

Nothing fancy. Keeping it simple. Flocking and mirror lid does wonders for covering my sins. I did a blog about flocking, or not.

Surprise, my table saw miter spline sled jig worked for splines and I managed to slice off the lids without doing damage.

As with my other signature products, I installed original hand-crafted defects as validation and testament to the historic significance and heirloom quality of these modern artifacts of antiquity… (uh, I worked in government for 35 years? )

Boxes were to be twins but something happened causing one to become a bit short. I applied that woodworker’s rule “measure once, cut twice”… like, did I get that rule wrong, again? I traded garden tomatoes and a cucumber in exchange for some flocking supplies. Hope that was a fair exchange.

It is intimidating to post my work when I see some of the real treasures on this site…

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

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#1 posted 09-16-2009 05:25 AM

“Is that box felt inside? Well of course, I feel it every time I put my hand in there.”

-- - More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Air Tools

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#2 posted 09-16-2009 05:55 AM

Looks great dusty

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#3 posted 09-16-2009 06:06 AM

Nice boxes.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 09-16-2009 08:22 AM

Nice boxes. Great wood choices, and build. Fantastic job on wraping the grain around the boxes. The corner keys add a little to the coloring. Gives it a nice contrast.

Never be afraid to post your work. We are all here to share and encourage each other.

Great job. Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 09-16-2009 12:33 PM

Very nice boxes!
Love the look of the red flocking.
The wood grain is beautifully matched.
Never be concerned about posting here… many of us are still learning… heck, all of us are still learning!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 09-16-2009 06:31 PM

Very nice boxes and great wood.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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