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Project by Jesse.R posted 06-23-2010 05:10 AM 1579 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

heres a box i just finished as a thank you for a doctor friend for taking exceptionally good care of my dad recently. hees jewish so i thought a star of david would be appropriate. its figured quartersawn walnut with curly maple leggs and drawer. the finish is 10ish coats of lacquer sanded with 800 grit and rubbed with 4f pumice then rottenstone. iv decided i hate lacquer and prolly wont use it again unless i get a real spray system.

-- jesse





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-23-2010 05:18 AM

Wonderful box looks fantastic.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#2 posted 06-23-2010 05:27 AM

You did a very nice job on your box…

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#3 posted 06-23-2010 05:27 AM

Incredible finish and beautiful box.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 06-23-2010 05:35 AM

Wow the finish really pops in the third picture

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#5 posted 06-23-2010 06:41 AM

Nice job on it.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 06-23-2010 06:43 AM

Wow!! A very beautiful box. I’ll bet he’ll be overwhelmed… it is a beautiful gift.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#7 posted 06-23-2010 02:18 PM

The figure is incredible. You did a great job bringing it out. Great design.

Really nice.

Greg

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#8 posted 06-23-2010 03:38 PM

Beautiful box!! You may hate lacquer, but you did a nice job with it. The finish really brings out the beauty of the wood.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#9 posted 06-23-2010 03:40 PM

One of my goals is to be able to make boxes but I need to learn to make much better corners .

This one is just beautiful!!!

-- curious woodworker

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#10 posted 06-23-2010 03:53 PM

Nice box with a great design and wood choise.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#11 posted 06-24-2010 04:24 AM

Beautifu wood selection and very nice box. Good details.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#12 posted 06-29-2010 07:34 PM

Gorgeous work. Gorgeous wood. The recipient will be amazed.

-- Scott - Houston, Texas

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#13 posted 09-08-2012 02:52 PM

Very well done. I’m sure he will love it.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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