Staycation box

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Project by Betsy posted 08-05-2010 02:09 AM 1565 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my staycation projects. Results from a class at Woodcraft – Mark Williams, instructor. Size is about 7 wide, 5 deep and 6+ tall. The wood is a mahogany. I finished it with three coats of Danish oil and buffed on a coat of wax. I flocked the inside with red velvet. It turned out OK, I have one corner that’s not quite right, but unless someone is looking for it they would not notice it. I plan to use it as a candy dish at work – so I’m pretty certain no one will notice the “problems”!

Hope you enjoy.

Thanks for looking.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#1 posted 08-05-2010 02:18 AM

Nice! I do not see the corner your talking about.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#2 posted 08-05-2010 02:25 AM

Beautiful box Betsy. I looked for the bad corner, and I could not find it either.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 08-05-2010 02:28 AM

Beautiful Box, Betsy!

Like Bob and Bill, can’t see any problems!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 08-05-2010 02:54 AM

Thanks guys——I put that bad corner in the back!!!!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#5 posted 08-05-2010 02:55 AM

Betsy, A very nice looking box. I don’t see any problems with it either and I bet the candy will make any disappear :)
Glad to see you around and getting back into to it.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 08-05-2010 03:03 AM

Looks good from here for sure

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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Mary Anne

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#7 posted 08-05-2010 03:07 AM

Sweet eye candy. I would think those corners would not be easy.
Did you make the coved sides on the TS? I’ve read about it, but haven’t tried it yet.

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#8 posted 08-05-2010 04:48 AM

That turned out really nice. I like the simplicity of no hardware. And your interior looks great, too.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 08-05-2010 09:12 AM

Great box. Very nice shape. Good job on the “selective picture taking”. haha I am sure that any “mistakes” you see, no one else would notice anyway. We are always too critical of our own work.

Keep up the great work.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#10 posted 08-05-2010 03:03 PM

Thanks all.

Mary Anne – I tried to post this yesterday in reply but for some reason it didn’t let me post. Anyway, yes the cove was cut on the table saw. This was the first time I had used this technique myself. But once you get it set up and as long as you take tiny bites at each pass it’s reality save. One thing that you must be careful of is to use a push board and make sure your hand is out of the way of the back of the board when the blade comes through. It’s not like a straight cut where you know where the blade is – the blade is buried across the width of the board so no where on the trailing edge of your work piece is safe. Our instructor made that abundantly clear when he showed us the bottom of a push block one of the guys was using. He would have lost a big chunck of hand had it not been for the push block.

I just now put the box on the top of my cubicle shelf at work – looks rather nice if I say so myself!

Thanks for looking and all the nice comments.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Mary Anne

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#11 posted 08-05-2010 04:17 PM

Thanks for answering my question. I just now found your blog post in which you had already given the information. Sorry I missed it earlier. Still, the safety information you added here is useful and important. It is a good looking box, and always fun to learn new techniques. Nice to have something new to show off to the co-workers, I’ll bet!

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#12 posted 12-01-2011 04:28 AM

Thanks Mary. I’m glad I could help.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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