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Project by ChuckC posted 1463 days ago 1671 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box I made for my niece who is also my Goddaughter. It was for her first birthday. It is made of mostly cherry. I like contrast so I put two maple strips in the lid. The bottom on the inside is lined with felt. The carving on the top and bottom was done with my home made cnc router. I describe the cnc in another project if you are interested. I wasn’t using the best cnc software back then so the cuts didn’t come out as nice as I would have liked. It’s also possible that I didn’t know what I was doing :-)

The finish is 8 coats of Formby’s Tung Oil Finish. After the first 3 coats I sanded with 1200 between.

Thanks for looking!





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 1463 days ago

That is a great looking box Chuck. The finish really pops. Your Niece should enjoy that for many years to come.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1463 days ago

nice work

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wseand

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#3 posted 1463 days ago

Great box I am sure she will cherish it.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#4 posted 1463 days ago

Nice box Chuck..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#5 posted 1463 days ago

Great looking box. I’m sure your niece is very pleased with it. Keep up the good work.

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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Woodwrecker

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#6 posted 1463 days ago

Great work Chuck.
She’s going to keep that a looong time and think fondly of Uncle Chuck each time she sees it.

-- Having fun...Eric

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OttoH

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#7 posted 1462 days ago

Very nice Chuck, it will be sure to become a family heirloom.

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#8 posted 1462 days ago

Chuck, this is certainly a nice looking box. It has an interesting design to it and adding the maple gives a nice contrast to the cherry. These is a wood combination that I often use as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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ChuckC

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#9 posted 1457 days ago

Thanks for the great comments!

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Julio Alonso Diaz

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#10 posted 1457 days ago

FANTASTIC !

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