humble cedar box

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Project by donjoe posted 1584 days ago 1684 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, a simple cedar box. Resawed rough boards and milled to 1/2” thick. Mitered corners with cocobola splines. Ogee routed on top lid, and top has a 1/16” overhang. Used 1/2” brass butt hinges on top. Bottom is 3/16” cherry ply covered with red wine felt. Two coats of wipe on poly and two coats of wax. Thanks for looking.


-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#1 posted 1584 days ago

This box I like. I love to use and see knots in pieces. There is something in doing that that is just straight forward and natural. Nice box.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 1584 days ago

Very nice, Donnie….smooth lines!

-- Lloyd Kerry; creator of the Kerry-All Pouch,

#3 posted 1584 days ago

Simple, but really nice, i like the “keys” on the corner!

-- Charles-Etienne Sauvé-Faucher, Ebéniste.

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#4 posted 1584 days ago

very nice humble box, just looking at the grain makes me humble! ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 1584 days ago

No I don’t mean No F*ing Good… Natural Feature Grade.. A lot of custom work here in Australia is starting to use NFG with knots, gum vein, splits, worm holes and “defects” ... and adding value to the piece thereby driving the price up.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 1584 days ago

Very elegant box. Very good description. Thanks for posting a straight forward example of how a project should be posted for new comers to LJ’s. We love to know more about a project, here’s a good one.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#7 posted 1584 days ago

Nice looking box there. Nice combation of woods also..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#8 posted 1584 days ago

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#9 posted 1584 days ago

Nice one!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#10 posted 1583 days ago

Clean and simple looking. A nice piece that speaks for itself.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#11 posted 1576 days ago

This is a very elegant little box. The finish is beautiful and the grain of that cedar is really great. Well done.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#12 posted 1575 days ago

Wow nice. I am going to add cedar to my box making inventory!

-- PS. "Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they're yours." R. Bach

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#13 posted 1568 days ago

Beautiful, simple, understated, yet hold a strong presence and stands well.

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