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humble cedar box #2

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Project by donjoe posted 1466 days ago 1401 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi. I am still making an assortment of boxes. Have not posted one lately but thought I would show this one. The main reason for my posting is because this is my first ever attempt at dove tails. Still a lot to learn but not a faiure either. Made from cedar like the last one posted but added a tray made from some really green popular. Tray and box bottom lined with black felt. Lid has rounded edges and solid brass hinges. Only finish is about five coats of poly. Thank you for taking the time to look.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.





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bigike

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#1 posted 1466 days ago

great work, thanks for letting me know what type of wood i have in my shop too. I have some poplar like that it looks almost black with purple and green mixed. THANKS i hate working with poplar though.

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

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degoose

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#2 posted 1466 days ago

Not so humble… in my humble opinion…

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

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Wood_smith

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#3 posted 1466 days ago

Very nice… love the clean lines.

-- Lloyd Kerry; creator of the Kerry-All Pouch, http://www.kerrywoodworking.com

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Maveric777

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#4 posted 1466 days ago

I think you did one fine job…. Nice box..

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 1466 days ago

I think it looks very good… You must be a New Orleans Saints Fan..I see their logo on the box lid…Who Dat…

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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donjoe

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#6 posted 1466 days ago

The Saints are cool in my book but the real reason for the emblem is I really like it. Means flower-lily in french. Or it could be it is in the seal of The House of BOURBON.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#7 posted 1466 days ago

I think this project is great… nice clean and simple lines, fantastic work….

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Monty Queen

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#8 posted 1466 days ago

Awesome job, looks fantastic.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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docholladay

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#9 posted 1466 days ago

I haven’t attempted using cedar yet for any projects. I’ve seen several projects recently using cedar that are quite beautiful – this being one of them. I think I will have to get me some and see what I can come up with. The dovetales look good. Did you hand cut the dovetails?

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

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donjoe

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#10 posted 1466 days ago

docholladay – no these are not hand cut. Not quite ready for that yet.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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Bradford

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#11 posted 1466 days ago

Very handsome box. The dovetails look crisp. I really like the inside trays and felt work. Nice touch.

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

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griff

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#12 posted 1466 days ago

Very smooth Donnie, Beautiful

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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jack1

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#13 posted 1466 days ago

Love the knots. Nice work.

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

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DonFaulk0517

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#14 posted 1464 days ago

Nice looking box! Extra smooth lines and stands out very well. Good job!

-- DonFaulk0517@gmail.com

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Greg Markus

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#15 posted 1464 days ago

Nice Job!! Did you carve the Fleur d’ lies yourself? Great Job!!

-- Greg

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