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Project by CKM posted 04-05-2010 09:03 PM 1990 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Redwood and Maple box with black flocking on the interior. Finish is Tung Oil and Wipe-on Poly.

This is the first sliding lid box that I’ve ever done and I was please with results overall. This is my second project using dovetails and although I made a few mistakes, I was ultimately able to correct them and get pretty tight joints. The biggest “mistake” with this project was that as I about to do the flocking on the inside of the box (my last step before completion) and I knocked the box off of my workbench onto the shop floor. It landed on the rails of the slide (the top was not in place) and cracked one corner. I was able to repair the problem pretty well but it is somewhat obvious to the eye which was disappointing to say the least. My wife seemed to think it was fine and didn’t even know it had happened until I showed it to her, so I’m going to go with a win on the repair job. Yet another opportunity to learn! :)

Hope you enjoy!

CKM

-- CKM - Minnesota





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Bradford

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#1 posted 04-05-2010 09:08 PM

Nice box to say the least. I really like the contrasts in color. The dovetails are crisp.

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

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 04-05-2010 09:22 PM

Good job on the sides with the way you made the grain of the wood seem to move. I really need to try out my dovetail jig! these look good

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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jayjay

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#3 posted 04-05-2010 09:58 PM

Sweet looking box. Nice job.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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kosta

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#4 posted 04-06-2010 12:38 AM

looks good man

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 04-06-2010 12:51 AM

Very nice! love the grain.

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

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donjoe

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#6 posted 04-06-2010 02:38 AM

Great looking box. I say job well done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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CKM

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#7 posted 04-06-2010 03:06 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone, they are always appreciated!

CKM

-- CKM - Minnesota

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patron

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#8 posted 04-06-2010 03:23 AM

beautiful !

what is the end wood ,
it looks ’ other ’ ?

-- 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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MonteNo2

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#9 posted 04-06-2010 03:57 AM

Gorgeous!

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bigike

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#10 posted 04-06-2010 04:02 AM

this is one of the best boxes i seen here, love that grain!

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

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woodeneye

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#11 posted 04-06-2010 06:11 AM

THANK YOU FOR A BEAUTIFUL BOX. WE MAKE MEMORY BOXES FOR KIDS IN HOSPITAL, THEY NEED TO HAVE NO FINISH AND NO METAL. I LIKE THE LIDING TOP.

-- Woodeneye, Michigan, www.rdrouare@provide.net

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CKM

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#12 posted 04-06-2010 04:49 PM

Wow, thanks for all of the comments and compliments!

Patron – the “other” wood is what I believe to be a spalted maple, but honestly I’m not positive on that. It’s wood that was “saved” from my wood pile. I liked that it had the holes in it and wanted to leave those in for the box ends. If I had more of it, I would have used it in the top as well, but I only had pieces big enough for the ends.

Thanks again everyone, the LJ site has been a wealth of ideas and information for me, and the people really make it fun to post projects here.

CKM

-- CKM - Minnesota

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