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Project by Cozmo35 posted 02-02-2010 09:53 PM 1208 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for my wife out of some raw sawed cedar that was given to me by a friend.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 02-02-2010 09:55 PM

Wow very nice

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Richard

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#2 posted 02-02-2010 10:03 PM

Very nice, I bet the cedar aroma is present every time one opens the box. Were those hinges hard to install since they look very small? I ask, because I have had my trouble aligning and installing small hinges.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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ratchet

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#3 posted 02-02-2010 10:36 PM

Ahhhh….I can smell the cedar from here. Beautiful box. I love the way cedar looks, feels, and smells.
Thanks for sharing.

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Cozmo35

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#4 posted 02-02-2010 10:36 PM

Richard, I marked the location of the hinges with a pen and went back with a chisel to cut out the recess. I also made a started hole for the screws with a small punch and screwed them in by hand slowly.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Jonathan

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#5 posted 02-03-2010 02:56 AM

Wow, those look like some delicate hinges.

How big is the box?

I bet that smells fantastic!

I like your finish too. Nice.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Cozmo35

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#6 posted 02-03-2010 03:09 PM

The box is 12 inches square,...Thanks for all the positive comments!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#7 posted 02-03-2010 03:16 PM

nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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GeneFK

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#8 posted 02-04-2010 02:04 AM

Tell me about the outside finish. It looks fantastic. I have a ton of beautiful Red Cedar and I love the smell of it but when I’m working with it in the shop I need a mask due to the dust. I can envision several nice projects if I can duplicate your finish.

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Cozmo35

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#9 posted 02-04-2010 02:51 PM

Gene, I got it to look like this with literally zero experience in wood finishing. I sanded it down gradually reducing the roughness of the sand paper. The last step was to take a paper sack (like you get at the grocery store) and sand it with that. Next I used some spray-on lacquer. It seems to bring out the color in the wood and give it a nice shine. I hope this helps!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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GeneFK

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#10 posted 02-04-2010 05:56 PM

Thanks. I will try that the next time I work with Cedar.

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#11 posted 06-23-2010 07:40 PM

Very well done!

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

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