YAB (yet another box)

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Project by Douger posted 04-08-2011 08:00 PM 1843 views 7 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You LJ folks always inspire me…so I decided to give the “Andy’s palm box” thing a try, sort of. My dimensions are a little different (basically a bit shorter), and I don’t have a sanding machine to round the ends with (and I’m far too lazy to do that much sanding/shaping by hand :-), but I had fun making this one. It’s made of curly maple and mahogany, both woods are “reclaimed”—the maple came from an un-completed cabinet door given to me by a woodworker friend many years ago, and the mahogany came from an old bookcase that was removed from my house during a remodeling project years ago. Finished with boiled linseed oil—my first try with that. I don’t even know if I did it right—I just rubbed on a couple of coats with a cloth—but I like the look of the maple grain.

The first two pictures are of the finished box; the last two show it before the BLO was applied. (The last one is just a shot of one of the brass hinge pins, just because I thought it looked kind of cool. :-)

-- Doug, Kansas,

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#1 posted 04-08-2011 08:05 PM

Purrrrrr D super work,looks fantastic.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 04-08-2011 08:21 PM

It may be YAB but I think it’s PDN (pretty darn nice).
The Maple RSO (really stands out.)

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#3 posted 04-08-2011 08:22 PM

The BLO really made it pop. Very nice box!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#4 posted 04-08-2011 08:23 PM

Superb box. That highly figured maple is one of my favorite woods, and your finish is excellent.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#5 posted 04-08-2011 08:27 PM

Wow that maple really pops out. Great looking box.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#6 posted 04-08-2011 08:34 PM

That maple is beautiful. Great looking box.


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#7 posted 04-08-2011 08:35 PM

Beautiful grain…..I like seeing boxes….they are very fun to make…very individual….can be made with beautiful woods as they do not use a lot…...and they say a lot about someone’s skills (they are not as easy as they appear – to make).

I also like recycling nice woods…..and that must have been some expensive cabinetry….but I would think all that grain would be a bit much in a kitchen of any size?

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#8 posted 04-08-2011 08:41 PM

Great little box … wood combo perfect.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#9 posted 04-08-2011 08:46 PM

Very nice.. even in unfinished form its smokin

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#10 posted 04-08-2011 08:57 PM

Yes, but worth waiting for ;-) Nice combination of woods.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 04-08-2011 08:57 PM

beautiful grain

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#12 posted 04-08-2011 09:46 PM

Beautiful box! I love the maple.

-- David

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#13 posted 04-08-2011 09:53 PM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 04-08-2011 10:40 PM

Ditto to all above!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#15 posted 04-08-2011 11:25 PM

Gotta give the BLO a shot after seeing your efforts here. Well done and WNB… wicked nice box.

-- Olivia's Papa, Newbie Woodworker, Old Tool Fan

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