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Project by Zallut posted 07-06-2011 02:08 PM 1289 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this box for my brother. The body is cherry, cedar for the miter keys, and the lid insert is 1/4’ strips of half inch cedar and cherry glued up in an alternating pattern. I had a lot of fun making this one and love working with the cherry because it’s so much harder than cedar and sands up so silky smooth. I finished it off with wipe on poly sanding with 400 grit between coats and it ended up with a great smooth finish. I am far from perfect but getting a little better with each new project and that’s alright by me.

-- Zallut "Sandpaper and stain can make you the woodworker you ain't"

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#1 posted 07-06-2011 04:28 PM

Intersting design, well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 07-07-2011 02:51 AM

Gluing the lid inserts probably took the longest time! It is unique and very attractive. I like your choice of wood and your design. Oh, also welcome to LJ!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#3 posted 08-18-2011 04:31 AM

The non-symmetrical nature of the lid is what makes it for me. Your eye is grabbed, perhaps annoyed at first but then pleased. Careful matching is not the only way to make a good piece.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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