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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 06-26-2011 11:16 PM 2348 views 6 times favorited 52 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to add some details to this one, without going too far over the top. Primary woods are walnut and padauk, and the corner beading is just some light scrap I had around…. probably ash. I debated back and forth on whether to do a mirror finish or a hand-rubbed look. I opted for shiny just because it’s more of a challenge to get right. I used Crystallac grain filler, followed by multiple coats of wipe-on oil-based poly. Finally, it was buffed out on my three-wheel Beall buffing system.

UPDATE: I decided to change the finish. See here.

Lastly, for the plane lovers, I threw in a photo of the Stanley Four Square 5 1/4 I just finished restoring. Here is what it looked like originally if you’re interested.

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





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 06-26-2011 11:31 PM

Good looking box Charlie. I like the contrasting woods, finish and design. Curious about the lid, I know that it’s a lift off lid, but how does it register to the bottom? Nice job though, I really like it. I am partial to the lift off lids, that’s why I asked about how it registers.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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littlecope

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#2 posted 06-26-2011 11:38 PM

Just another box… from Charlie, that is…
And yet another classy, eye-pleasing effort my Friend!!

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

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degoose

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#3 posted 06-26-2011 11:40 PM

Hey there number one buddy, another number one box…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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robert triplett

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#4 posted 06-26-2011 11:50 PM

Charlie, I was just in my shop wondering how to spice up some Walnut. Thanks for some good inspiration. That is a nice combination of wood. BUT, how does the top stay on?

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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tdv

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#5 posted 06-27-2011 12:05 AM

Charlie it’s a real cracker I like the Tunbridgeware banding too real nice choice of woods my friend Oh & by the way nice job on the plane
Best
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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RogerBean

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#6 posted 06-27-2011 12:18 AM

Nicely done Charlie.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Karson

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#7 posted 06-27-2011 12:22 AM

Great looking box Charlie.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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patron

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#8 posted 06-27-2011 12:32 AM

just another beautiful box indeed

well done charlie

interesting way
to mow the lawn too

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 06-27-2011 12:39 AM

Thanks, Guys.

On a friction fit lid, you often see a liner glued inside the walls of a box’s bottom for the lid to fit over. I like to put that in the box TOP because it is less noticeable and requires less material. See below:

(David, it’s good to see through all your troubles you can still find a way to browse LJ’s!)

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

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lilredweldingrod

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#10 posted 06-27-2011 01:02 AM

Charlie, beautiful St. Augustine grass! Sure beats our sand. lol Oh is that a box in the way? lol Gee I almost missed it. You dun good Buddy. Absolutely gorgeous, as usual for you. Keep ‘em coming.

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peteg

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#11 posted 06-27-2011 01:43 AM

Great job Charlie, love that detail you added, Lovely job all round :))))

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

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Gary

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#12 posted 06-27-2011 02:03 AM

That is one beautiful box Charlie. Great craftsmanship You really inspire

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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ChuckV

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#13 posted 06-27-2011 02:08 AM

That is a great looking box. The different colors work together very well.

Don’t forget to pick up the box and plane before the next time you mow the lawn!

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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whitedog

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#14 posted 06-27-2011 02:14 AM

This one’s a beauty . The wood combo is great . I’ve tried beading around the edges a couple of times and couldn’t get it to work . Also like the finish . As for the plane I prefer a Learjet on bigger… : 0) . ( great job )

-- Paul , Calfornia

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shipwright

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#15 posted 06-27-2011 02:28 AM

That is definitely not just another box.
Really nice Charlie.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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