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Project by Mr_Pink posted 09-17-2018 06:52 PM 687 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My six-year-old daughter and I made a little sliding-lid box for my wife’s recent birthday. It was originally going to be poplar or pine, depending on what the big box store had in small, thin pieces; but we found a couple of pieces of red oak that made me decide to sacrifice some workability for appearance. (The small ray flecks are more prominent in person than in the pictures.) My daughter still got a little time with the plow plane, and helped drive the dowels that reinforce the rabbets.

My daughter decided on the sliding lid, and helped with wood selection and finish choice. The birthday message, which includes an inside joke, was also her idea. After we transferred the crayon to the inside of the lid, I sealed it in with a coat of shellac.

The box is finished with boiled linseed oil, garnet shellac and beeswax. The shellac has a little Transtint in it, but not much. My collaborator didn’t want a darker finishes.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-17-2018 07:03 PM

Nice work on the box!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 09-17-2018 07:45 PM

Very nice. I’m sure it will be treasured as an heirloom for a very long time.

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#3 posted 09-17-2018 07:58 PM

Nice box, and that it was a collaboration between you and your Daughter really nice. I’m betting your Wife liked this.

Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 09-18-2018 11:58 AM

You did a fine job on this box. Congratulations!

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

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#5 posted 09-18-2018 07:15 PM

Thank you all for the kind words.

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#6 posted 09-19-2018 08:52 AM

Nice job Mr Pink

-- Petey

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#7 posted 09-23-2018 01:52 PM

I like working with my kids, young adults now. Good call on the oak. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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