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Pine Box with Cedar Accents

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Project by Duff posted 05-24-2017 12:51 AM 861 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to try something a little different. I’m not sure I’m crazy about the gloss finish.

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix





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SignWave

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#1 posted 05-24-2017 01:17 AM

That’s a well-crafted piece. I like that you used “common” woods.

-- Barry, http://BarrysWorkshop.com/

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Duff

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#2 posted 05-24-2017 01:37 AM

Thanks Barry.

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 05-24-2017 01:43 AM

Neat design

Well done

Affordable too

Great Job

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 05-24-2017 01:52 AM

Very nice

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#5 posted 05-24-2017 02:13 PM

This box is very attractive and creative. It’s a beautiful design and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 05-24-2017 03:34 PM

I think pine has gotten a bad reputation for “artistic” woodworking. It is soft and can be difficult to finish, but it comes in a huge variety of grains and patterns (and it is cheap 8^).

Good show!

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#7 posted 05-24-2017 06:57 PM

Very nice. Simple yet elegant. Nice use of pine and I do like the gloss finish.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#8 posted 05-24-2017 07:40 PM

Nice oriental motifs

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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Duff

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#9 posted 05-25-2017 03:56 AM

Thanks everyone. This turned out better than I thought it would have. I am going to attempt a similar design using mahogany for the main body with legs and lid done in maple. Possibly tiger maple. Brass pins to raise the handle off the lid. Wish me luck!

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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#10 posted 05-25-2017 10:05 AM

Duff, I like the arched design. The woods present a nice contrast. How did you join the legs to the sides? I think trying a design and making several versions of the concept is a great way to improve the work you do. I often do that on boxes I make. Good luck on your next variation. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 05-25-2017 12:34 PM

Thanks Al. With my minimal knowledge I only glued the legs to the box. I know that being end grain this isn’t a really strong union. A mortise and tenon would be better but I have never done one. I think I need to invest in a bench vise and start practicing.

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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