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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 05-28-2010 11:24 PM 2244 views 2 times favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of you continue to express concern that I have been completely seduced by the lathe. Not to worry. Here are a couple of boxes I’ve been working on.

The first is maple and walnut. I was trying to be a little whimsical with the multi-angled handle and feet. The second is maple and Cuban mahogany. Both are finished with BLO, wipe-on poly, and a rub out with rottenstone in paraffin oil.

All questions/comments/criticism welcome.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 05-28-2010 11:27 PM

Awesome—-as usual!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Charlie

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#2 posted 05-28-2010 11:30 PM

Wonderful Charlie another work of art.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-28-2010 11:31 PM

Very nice boxes I like the mix of wood and different styles….Thanks for posting

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#5 posted 05-28-2010 11:39 PM

As always Charlie superb workmanship and quality!!
Thank goodness an intervention wasn’t needed LOL

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#6 posted 05-28-2010 11:46 PM

Beautiful boxes Charlie. You have really grown as a craftsman in the past year or so – it’s been a joy to watch the transformation take place, I can’t wait to see what level you finally reach. Should be a great one. Your choice of materials, design and workmanship have really developed nicely.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 05-28-2010 11:49 PM

I’m glad you haven’t stopped, because I’ve not gotten mine yet.

Beautiful as always.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 05-28-2010 11:52 PM

Good looking boxes Charlie. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 05-28-2010 11:53 PM

I really like the Maple and Walnut box, it has a bit of quirkiness to it (in a good way) and is very pleasing to look at.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#10 posted 05-29-2010 12:02 AM

Nice job Charlie, now you can go back to the lathe?

Erwin Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#11 posted 05-29-2010 12:07 AM

Wow, Charlie, these are great!
I like them both… they are very different and unusual in their own way.
Nice work.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#12 posted 05-29-2010 12:17 AM

Go Charlie!

Nice little boxes.
I see you still have some of that banding left over. You put it to good use.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 05-29-2010 12:25 AM

well done charlie – love the handle

-- -erik & christy-

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#14 posted 05-29-2010 12:35 AM

Beautiful boxes Charlie I love the colour of that Cuban Mahogany I didn’t know you could still get it. Did you make your own banding? Thanks for showing them to us.

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#15 posted 05-29-2010 12:44 AM

Awesome boxes. Love them

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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