Simplified Pennsylvania spice box

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Project by cdnstudentwoodworker posted 01-19-2017 06:47 PM 1109 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have always wanted to try one of these boxes , however due to costs and time i decided to skip the inlay and secret compartments , i plan to build two more though. The panel is veneered birdseye maple , i have done some veneer work before but the fragility of the birds eye surprised me. I would have a picture of the drawers but i used an old bottle of titebond that had previously frozen and all of the joints in the drawers blew apart… next time ill do dovetail drawers. I used one coat of danish oil , 4 coats of arm r seal and buffed with wax.

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#1 posted 01-19-2017 08:15 PM

Ahhhhhh, the all too famous frozen glue hazzard. Been there, done that…......greetings from Wisconsin.

Your birds-eye maple looks incredible with this project. Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 01-20-2017 03:12 AM

Nice! And I LOVE that bird’s eye maple. I have a large piece of veneer I bought awhile back, just because it was so purdy. I should do something with it before it gets broken. Still working down the honey-do list from retirement, though.

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#3 posted 01-20-2017 03:09 PM

Wow! This is a beautiful piece that is full of details and fine craftsmanship. It looks almost like an original piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 01-20-2017 03:16 PM

looks great

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#5 posted 01-20-2017 07:50 PM

Wow! That Birdseye is freaking gorgeous.

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#6 posted 01-20-2017 08:42 PM

Wow that looks great. Can’t wait to try my hand with veneer.

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#7 posted 01-23-2017 02:08 PM

Looks good nice work.

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#8 posted 01-23-2017 03:49 PM

IS THAT where they keep all taxes from Pennsylvanians …......LOL ….GREAT JOB :<))


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