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Project by ChuckC posted 07-10-2010 06:27 AM 1750 views 1 time 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 07-10-2010 06:55 AM

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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#2 posted 07-10-2010 06:58 AM

nice work

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#3 posted 07-10-2010 07:14 AM

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 07-10-2010 02:50 PM

Nice box Chuck..

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#5 posted 07-10-2010 04:49 PM

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

Jim

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#6 posted 07-10-2010 06:06 PM

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

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#7 posted 07-11-2010 09:51 PM

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

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#8 posted 07-11-2010 09:57 PM

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.

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#9 posted 07-16-2010 03:08 PM

Thanks for the great comments!

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#10 posted 07-16-2010 03:22 PM

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