Baptism Box

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Project by HRees posted 03-20-2011 06:48 PM 1096 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box I made for my nephew for his baptism. This is my first time making a box, first miter keys, first time working with hardwoods, and first time milling rough lumber. All in all, it was some good practice.

Walnut with oak (I think). Finished with shellac. I’m pretty sure the top is quarter sawn oak. I wasn’t entirely sure, as I got a bunch of random species of rough cut hardwood a couple of weeks ago. I had some matching quarter sawn panels for the front and back, but ending up destroying them in my thickness planer, ha. It seemed so much more brittle than the Walnut. Is this a normal characteristic for Oak, or does it have anything to do with it being quarter sawn?

Thanks for taking a look.

-- Hoyt

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#1 posted 03-20-2011 10:34 PM

That’s a great looking first box. Congratulations on all the firsts!
Did you run short pieces through your planer? I believe mosts planers recommend boards at least 12” long or they can get hung up, chewed up, and spit back out at you.

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