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Project by jockmike2 posted 02-05-2008 04:06 PM 2524 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished too late to enter in the contest. But I made one just the same. It is made of tiger maple. With mitered corners and paduak legs. I routed in two small pieces of inlay I had gotten at Johnson’s Workbench, and put on brass hinges and a brass latch. The middle piece lifts out for storage in the bottom. Its about 8” long by 5” wide x 4 1/2” deep. It has a small sliver of purpleheart on the lid front lip. Had fun and have a lot of orders now from wife and children for more. I painted the inside blue and sprayed it with deft spray felt. Worked out nice. thanks for looking mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 02-05-2008 04:12 PM

darned deadlines!!!
glad that you still made the box and finished it.
all the elements are wonderful.
That inside piece is beautiful – looks like a sunset with clouds in the sky.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Jiri Parkman

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#2 posted 02-05-2008 04:18 PM

That is very nice box.

-- Jiri

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 02-05-2008 04:18 PM

Nice job, Mike. Now that you have a waiting list, you should be able to up the price. :-)

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

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Russel

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#4 posted 02-05-2008 04:49 PM

Nice box. I’ve never used spray on felt, how’d it work for you?

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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pat sherman

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#5 posted 02-05-2008 04:54 PM

nice box mike. i like it. nice size also.

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 02-05-2008 05:01 PM

The spray on felt works great. I forgot to tell you the finish which was a few coats of danish oil some scrapeing and then a few coats of schellac with steel wooling in between coats. thanks Pat and everyone else. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 02-05-2008 05:50 PM

Very nice work there my friend.

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#8 posted 02-05-2008 05:52 PM

Nice box Mike! Where did you find the spray on felt?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Karson

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#9 posted 02-05-2008 06:12 PM

Mike glad to see you got it finished. Great looking box.

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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#10 posted 02-05-2008 06:21 PM

Nice box Mike. But I want to give you a warning these things have been proven to be addictive.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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jockmike2

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#11 posted 02-05-2008 06:30 PM

I just hope it passes the “Mans” inspection we do know who I’m talking about, don’t we. The spray on felt is called Don Jer it is a combination of paint and ground up plastic with this tube that looks like a Kalidescope that you put the ground up plastic in after its painted, the tube has 4 or 5 little holes in one end and as you pump it it sprays the stuff all over the paint, and it feels just like felt, you can’t tell the difference. of course their both the same color.Thanks everyone mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Douglas Bordner

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#12 posted 02-05-2008 06:46 PM

Go get ‘em, Mike. If you have got orders for more from the family, and you pass inspection from the man in the mirror then you done good.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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jockmike2

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#13 posted 02-05-2008 06:55 PM

I’m not talking about that ‘man’ I’m talking about the man down under who just love little boxes. Now you know who I mean.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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CharlieM1958

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#14 posted 02-05-2008 08:19 PM

I dunno, Mike…. The man you refer to (I won’t say his name, but it is spelled with the letters D-O-N) has not commented on my last few boxes, so I’ll be really jealous if he comments on yours. lol

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

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mrtrim

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#15 posted 02-05-2008 10:11 PM

i think the man has been busy building a website for the BIG MAN . i cant speak for the man but im saying your box is mighty fine mike ! great job

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