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Project by cloakie1 posted 07-02-2011 10:25 AM 1285 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a box i made a couple o years as a wedding present for my wife. i still need to put in the ring holder which i am constantly reminded about.it is made from some scrap rimu that i found in the offcuts bin at work and thought it was a bit to good to throw out.i have finished it with 4 coats of lacquer that i tinted with antique rimu stain. the interior is finished with stick on velvet. i made up card to fit inside the box then stuck the velvet to that then hot glued the cards into the box….my wife loves it…even tho it is not quite completed

-- just get stuck in and have a go!!!





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dub560

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#1 posted 07-02-2011 12:15 PM

Very nice

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#2 posted 07-02-2011 03:19 PM

Can’t beat those classic lines.

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

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#3 posted 07-02-2011 11:58 PM

i love it never heard of rimu…

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cloakie1

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#4 posted 07-03-2011 01:52 AM

rimu (prononced re-moo) is a new zealand native this particular piece was probably milled around 100 years ago as it was recycled out of a friends house.the tree could have been more than 500 years. heart rimu is very figured and polishes beautifully,but is prone to fading if left in sunlight. smells peppery when working it and can be pretty hard on the throat so a mask is a good idea

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#5 posted 07-04-2011 01:36 AM

Very Cool Box, Yes the lines are clean, the wood just flat out beautiful, fine craftsmanship, great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#6 posted 07-04-2011 12:26 PM

thankyou for the great comments guys…

-- just get stuck in and have a go!!!

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