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Project by Sumdume posted 03-25-2017 12:00 AM 1150 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a box I made for my wife. It is based on a plan published in a recent issue of WOOD magazine.

It was my first time trying to finish the finish. The sides are duller than I had hoped for.

-- Rule # 1 - Don't mix yer blood and sawdust!





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jbay

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#1 posted 03-25-2017 12:08 AM

hmmm, not what I was expecting, lol

Great job though. Happy Wife, Happy Life, I think she loves it…

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Sumdume

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#2 posted 03-25-2017 12:31 AM

Thanks for the compliment.

BTW- I could figure out how to edge glue the papers to make a real ZigZag box.

-- Rule # 1 - Don't mix yer blood and sawdust!

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#3 posted 03-25-2017 03:30 AM

Very nice. When you figure out that Zig Zag box, I have something to place in it!!

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 03-25-2017 11:00 AM

Outstanding….

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#5 posted 03-25-2017 12:39 PM

that’s really good

-- Petey

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#6 posted 03-25-2017 02:10 PM

great

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#7 posted 03-25-2017 09:21 PM

Sumdume I’ve made a couple of these Zig-Zag boxes, The first one was finished with water based Polly and like you said, came out kind of dull … The next one I coated it with BLO and let her set for three days then a top coat of shellac to seal the BLO and then topped with three coats of Polly … WOW! what difference! the zig zag’s really pop!

The one under construction will be clear Danish oil then the shellac and topped with Polly …


Your box really looks good and the hasp really sets it off … looks like you got the joints and miters tight.
Kudo’s on a job well done … and I know that Woods instructions are a bit sketchy but you interpreted them very well.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Sumdume

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#8 posted 03-26-2017 12:50 AM

Grumpymike, thanks for the compliment. The hasp looks good but does not really keep the box closed. I think I will use a magnet to keep the next one closed. I had a hard time getting and keeping the points together for the glue up. I think I was trying to doe to much at once and lost focus.

I also appreciate the tip on BLO, Shellac and poly. I will try that.

-- Rule # 1 - Don't mix yer blood and sawdust!

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#9 posted 03-26-2017 03:03 AM

You did much better on yours than i did, Wood’s instructions are lousy in my opinion., If you know what to expect as an outcome after you read the step it is a pretty simple project just a lot of cutting and glueing. Guess I just need more experience but i like the looks and will make another now that I know what to do.
Thanks Grumpymike for the finish tip, sounds like my next finish to try for sure

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#10 posted 03-26-2017 11:16 AM

Very nice…

-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison

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Grumpymike

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#11 posted 03-28-2017 06:54 PM

Just a word of caution … try that three stage finish on some scrap pieces first … some folks just don’t like the result.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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