2 Keepsake Boxes--early attempts

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Project by tmasondarnell posted 01-02-2018 12:35 AM 535 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Long time lurker here and still a newbie at the woodworking, but thought I should share.

I had some time off over the holidays and did these two boxes for fun. The rectangular one is sapele and Cherry. The square one is sapele with a spruce top.

The sapele was leftovers from the new table leaf that I did you see in the background.

The finish is 5 coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal wiping poly. I must admit you all were right about the difference a quality finishing product makes. Previously, I was using a wiping poly from a brand you would find at a big box store. The difference between it and the GF was night and day/

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#1 posted 01-02-2018 02:59 AM

Good looking boxes ! Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 01-02-2018 12:46 PM

Nice color contrast. GF tends to be my goto finish. I had questions on a project and they were great with providing information on what product was a good match.

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#4 posted 01-02-2018 02:08 PM

The woods look great together and you did a nice job on these.

Now all you need is a thumbnail pic/image and tell us a little about yourself in your home page. Congrats on your first post.

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#5 posted 01-02-2018 02:39 PM

These boxes turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 01-02-2018 10:30 PM

Your boxes look great!

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#7 posted 01-02-2018 11:12 PM

Very nice.

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#8 posted 01-03-2018 12:50 AM

Nice lookin’ boxes!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#9 posted 01-03-2018 02:35 AM

Mason, I liked your designs. The finish really does bring out the colors. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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