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Project by NoSlivers posted 02-08-2010 09:22 AM 1090 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Responding to a request from my wife, I turned a lidded box for her. She gave me general dimensions and left the rest to me. It gave me the chance to focus on working with the skew chisel and scrapers. I made a “rookie” mistake in making the lid. I think I covered it up fairly well but the grain made the cover-up pretty easy. Can anyone spot it?

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?





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jayjay

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#1 posted 02-08-2010 02:54 PM

That’s nice looking.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#2 posted 02-08-2010 03:11 PM

Very nice. Can you tell us what kind of wood this is and how you finished it?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Loucarb

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#3 posted 02-08-2010 03:36 PM

I have destroyed more projects with the skew than I care to mention. I hate that tool but you seem to has mastered it preety well & your mistake is well hidden. Well done.

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#4 posted 02-08-2010 06:01 PM

Cool turning

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 02-08-2010 06:05 PM

nice box ,

the top came off of the bottom ?

-- 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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NoSlivers

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#6 posted 02-08-2010 06:08 PM

Jason, thanks

Rich – The only stock I had yesterday that was big enough to fit the project was a pine 4×4. So, yes, I cut off about 10”, knocked off the corners on the tablesaw, chucked it and went to work. The finish is just a simple Minwax Sedona Red. I did the same thing trying out a bandsaw box and my wife loved it, so I made a piece to make it look like a set. Who would’ve guessed….. pine….?

Lou – thanks. The skew is a challenging tool, especially on pine. I use the pine to really focus on technique. If I make a mistake, pine amplifies it and really drives the lesson home. The beauty of making a mistake on pine is that I’m really not out much since pine is inexpensive. The bonus is that my wife seems to like the look of it finished this way.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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NoSlivers

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#7 posted 02-08-2010 06:11 PM

Jim, thanks

David, If I follow your line of thinking correctly, I think you’re on the right track; but that isn’t it.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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patron

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#8 posted 02-08-2010 06:24 PM

if you follow my line of thinking correctly ,

you are better at it than i am (LOL) !

-- 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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woodtickgreg

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#9 posted 02-08-2010 10:09 PM

just a guess, the tenon should be on the lid ?

-- wood tick tools for turners by woodtickgreg @ woodbarter.com

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NoSlivers

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#10 posted 02-09-2010 03:18 AM

Woodtick, nope, I wanted the tenon/shoulder on the box, but you’re the closest yet.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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scrappy

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#11 posted 02-09-2010 06:42 AM

Great box. I don’t see any flaws. As long as the wife loves it, it will be perfect.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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Monty Queen

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#12 posted 02-09-2010 06:39 PM

Nice job looks great.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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