humble cedar box

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Project by donjoe posted 03-27-2010 02:44 AM 2145 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 03-27-2010 02:58 AM

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 03-27-2010 03:04 AM

Very nice, Donnie….smooth lines!

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

#3 posted 03-27-2010 03:08 AM

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

-- Charles-Etienne Sauvé-Faucher, Ebéniste.

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#4 posted 03-27-2010 03:33 AM

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

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 03-27-2010 07:40 AM

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.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#6 posted 03-27-2010 11:36 AM

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 03-27-2010 12:22 PM

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 03-27-2010 07:45 PM

looks good

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#9 posted 03-27-2010 07:53 PM

Nice one!

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

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#10 posted 03-28-2010 03:43 AM

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

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#11 posted 04-04-2010 05:23 AM

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 04-05-2010 02:20 AM

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 04-12-2010 07:12 AM

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

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