A box from scraps

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Project by Edward83 posted 06-29-2010 02:53 AM 1717 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I woke up this morning with every intention of building a bandsawn box, unfortunately my bandsaw is just a ten inch with a 1/5 HP motor and was not gutsy enough for the walnut and paduak. Instead I used the same idea but did it all on my compound miter saw! It was fun and I like the contrast between the paduak and walnut, it was made entirely from scraps, even the grey felt liner was a scrap from a previous project.

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#1 posted 06-29-2010 02:56 AM

Looks good edward

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#2 posted 06-29-2010 03:44 AM

Looks beautiful Edward, how many coats of what type of finish did you use to get that glisten?

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#3 posted 06-29-2010 04:01 AM

5 coats of zinsser bulls eye shellac sanding with 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper between every coat. First time using shellac on wood too, i really like the results I got with it.

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#4 posted 06-29-2010 06:45 AM

I like the top-sliding mechanism. Very nice wood contrast and colors too. Good job.


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#5 posted 06-29-2010 01:05 PM

great looking box!

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#6 posted 06-29-2010 01:18 PM

Edward, this is a good looking box that you have posted and you chose a nice set of “scraps” to build it.

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#7 posted 06-29-2010 03:28 PM

Sweet box! Well done.
Thx for sharing your work with us.

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#8 posted 06-29-2010 08:45 PM

Beautiful little box with nice woods and an unusual swing top. Those woods are so expensive I can imagine you are glad to get max use out of them. Good work!

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#9 posted 07-01-2010 02:56 AM

nice box , I like the round corners.

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