Pecan Box with mesquite hinges

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Project by Manasseh posted 12-01-2010 08:29 PM 1564 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I discovered that I really like pecan wood. This is my 1st box

Things I learned:
1) Miter cuts with a table saw.
2) wooden hinges (made of mesquite)
3) glue the bottom at the same you glue the sides (learn by errors)
4) Lumber Jocks don’t lie when they say pecan move a bunch (like when the saw heats up the wood during cutting).
5) Mesquite and Pecan are a great Texas wood combo.

I have about 100 bf of pecan already milled up and drying. I cannot wait for the next year or so to pass. I may make kitchen and/or bathroom cabinets out of it.

Next time I will construct differently expecially if for a gift or commission. This project is good enough to hang out at my house, though.

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-01-2010 11:43 PM

Nice box. Did you stain the pecan or is sthat the nautural color of pecan in Texas?
Thanks for sharing.

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

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#2 posted 12-02-2010 04:02 AM

Just 2 applications of tung oil. im already planning a box w/ no errors ;-)

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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#3 posted 12-02-2010 11:37 AM

You’ll never forget your first one, my Friend!!
Nice First Box, and done with some awfully pretty wood!!
I was going to say that I bet you can’t make just one, but you’re already talking of your next box… That’s the Spirit!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 12-02-2010 11:38 AM

Really Nice Box

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 12-02-2010 03:10 PM

Nice. I have never worked with pecan. Looks really nice.
Wooden hinges are always cool.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 12-02-2010 03:37 PM

Great job!! Like the looks of the pecan.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 12-09-2010 06:57 PM

Nice. I’ve got a batch of pecan in the barn waiting to become something else. Now I know what part of it will be. Hinges might be magnolia.

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