Box From An Old Log

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Project by Dustmite97 posted 04-24-2010 02:42 AM 1864 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my entry for the Gorilla Glue contest. I don’t take credit for this idea because I have seen it many times. I spent a lot of time trying to come up with something to make out of old materials. Finally one day I was in y backyard and found an old log, then the idea came to me. The log was going to be firewood but by burning it, it would pollute the air and since this is an environmentally friendly contest it worked out. First I cut a length off the log and out of that piece I cut off a lid and a bottom leaving me two thin pieces and one thick piece. I then set up a hole saw in my drill press and drilled a hole in the thick piece. After that I glued the bottom on using Gorilla Glue and voila! I then sanded it up to 1000 grit and finished it with the little bit of satin laquer that I had left. I think it looks very cool and I am looking forward to see how it does in the challenge. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that it is poplar.

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#1 posted 04-24-2010 05:48 AM

An interesting box! Good thinking!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 04-24-2010 08:38 AM

Great idea. Love the bark edge. How big is this?

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 04-24-2010 01:59 PM

Very nice, it wouldn’t be good for firewood anyhow, because of the spalting.


-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 04-24-2010 03:19 PM

Really interesting. Curious – how long did you have to spend sanding?

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#5 posted 04-24-2010 10:00 PM

Sanding didn’t actually take that long because the box is very small. I had to sand a little more agressively because of the bark

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