Ash Box With A Surprise

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Project by Scrappys_Squirt posted 11-11-2009 08:49 AM 2084 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I decided to make another ash box like my first one. this wood was much softer then the wood I used last time and no matter how much I sanded it i couldn’t get it smooth but I think I like the grain better on this one anyways lol it really tasted better that’s for sure ;)

No really its the cake I made for the AZ Picnic we had on 11-7-09 I had a wonderful time.
Not really wood but I figured it was close enough to count for a project.

Hope you all like it I wish my fake inset on the top would have been a lot straighter than it came out but that’s alright.

Thanks for looking! Amanda

-- Amanda

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#1 posted 11-11-2009 08:52 AM

Looks cool did you use saw dust filler?

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 11-11-2009 09:13 AM

Great job Squirt. It was a very tasty cake. And no jim it did not have any “sawdust filler” in it. (maybe that was why I was so thirsty after a piece) haha

Glad you were at the picnic with us. Everyone really liked your cake.


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

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#3 posted 11-11-2009 11:04 AM

LMAO, that was funny. While I was reading it I thought, “no matter how hard I sanded I couldnt get it smooth.(?)” Once I looked at the first pic in zoom I had to laugh, thx for the humor!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 11-11-2009 11:52 AM

too cool
and tasty :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 11-11-2009 12:24 PM

I have to ask, is it from scratch or a box mix? Sorry, couldn’t help it. Looks great and the splines are a nice touch. Thanks for posting!

-- 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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#6 posted 11-11-2009 04:06 PM

I like the grain. Red oak maby. LOL Super idea & fun to. Bravo Zulu.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#7 posted 11-11-2009 04:08 PM

Wow neat looking cake.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#8 posted 11-11-2009 05:32 PM

Now that is one cool project!

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

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#9 posted 11-11-2009 06:50 PM

thanks everyone it was a tasty cake.

Blockhead, I made it from a box of with cake mix, and the icing is the non dairy whipped topping that they use on the ones in the stores that i colored. I make my own buttercream icing but I havent ventured into making the cakes from scratch yet, someday I will.


-- Amanda

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#10 posted 11-12-2009 01:15 AM

Wow, looking at in on a BB you had me fooled. I was amazed how you got that box to look so much like a cake…

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#11 posted 11-12-2009 05:31 AM

I took the bait, hook, line and sinker:-)) Great project! Next time use chocolate and call it solid watnut.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 11-12-2009 05:34 AM

I like the grain going around the edges. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 11-12-2009 05:55 AM

Looks delicious

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#14 posted 11-12-2009 06:39 AM

cute, and funny. 8-D
Next time, try butternut frosting! or maple, cherry….

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#15 posted 11-14-2009 09:35 PM

Fun post!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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