Learning on Cherry Boxes

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Project by BburgBoy posted 11-07-2017 02:50 AM 607 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every project is a lesson for this newby woodworker. On these little boxes I learned how to make bevel cuts on 3/8 inch stock, cut in butt hinges with chisels, and strengthen joints with spines.

At one time, I thought I understood a bit about finishing too… But each new project constitutes
another lesson in different finish techniques. For these projects, I learned and now understand the joys of shellac. Using 400 grit sanding between coats and a final coat of wax from 0000 steel wool produced a baby butt smooth finish.

-- Larry, SW Virginia

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#1 posted 11-07-2017 06:46 AM

Handsome little box.

-- Bill Burke, Winchester, KY

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#2 posted 11-07-2017 09:44 AM

Larry, I like these boxes. They are clean, straight-forward designs that have a Shaker feeling about them. Nice work. This is a finish technique I use and have success with. It is similar to yours. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 11-07-2017 01:36 PM

Big Al. Thanks much for the comments and thank you especially for the referral to your finishing technique. REALLY helpful. That’s why I enjoy this woodworking community website. People like you are kind and generous to share your ideas, skills, and constructive comments. Big Gold Star to Big Al.


-- Larry, SW Virginia

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#4 posted 11-07-2017 01:47 PM

Nice looking box. And for me, every project is a learning experience, which is part of why I like woodworking.

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#5 posted 11-07-2017 03:29 PM

These boxes are beautifully done. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 11-09-2017 01:56 PM

Very nice, clean work. The sky’s the limit with boxes.

-- Dale

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