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Lidded Box- One way to do the lid

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Project by Grumpy posted 05-26-2018 04:08 AM 833 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a piece of an old hardwood post (possibly terpentine), a support for an above ground pool, many moons ago.
The lid is fitted with a pvc ring I fashioned off a piece of 90mm pipe. It’s a good way of maintaining the grain pattern on the outside with minimum waste.
Finished with several coats (lost count) of wipe on poly

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python





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Karson

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#1 posted 05-26-2018 04:12 AM

I’ve never seen a piece of PVC look so good.

Just think what you could do with some real good material.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#2 posted 05-26-2018 04:30 AM

Surprised me too Karson.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 05-26-2018 05:17 AM

Nice job there Grumpy my friend.

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#4 posted 05-26-2018 07:10 AM

Nice work Grumpy, especially the use of the PVC ring.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#5 posted 05-26-2018 07:18 AM

Wonderful piece, aTony. Did you photograph it on a manhole cover?

-- Mark

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#6 posted 05-26-2018 11:49 AM

Nice job, Tony !

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#7 posted 05-26-2018 12:29 PM

Nice work, Tony Good save to that old piece of post! I like to use PVC inside too for threaded lids.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 05-26-2018 01:03 PM

Grumpy, that is a beautiful box and I love the lid. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#9 posted 05-26-2018 01:31 PM

Nce work Tony! I use PVC sometimes! Good stuff!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 05-26-2018 03:13 PM

Great looking project, good idea about using a separate ring,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 05-26-2018 07:57 PM

Nice job, always good to play with other media :)
cheers
Pete

Well done DT3

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 05-27-2018 01:52 AM

A few more coats on the pvc and you have a match. LOL. Nice job buddy.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 05-27-2018 04:26 AM

Looks like some very nice turning work there Grumpy.

I actually veneered some 90mm pipe some time ago, I dont remember what it was for.

Possibly had nothing better to do at the time!

Good work on the DT3

-- Regards Rob

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#14 posted 06-01-2018 06:33 AM

Thanks for looking Jocks, much appreciated.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 06-01-2018 11:43 AM

nice work buddy !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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