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Project by gfadvm posted 1111 days ago 1391 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just another box but one I really like. The top is a piece of figured maple from a coffee table I found in a dumpster which was painted when I found it. Imagine my surprise when I ran it through the drum sander! The front is Ipe/Brazilian Walnut flooring, and the ends are red oak flooring. Finish is wiped on Spar. Hang in there guys and girls. I have almost all my old projects posted!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm





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Daiku

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#1 posted 1111 days ago

Nice looking box! Is there a reason for using spar? Do the boxes encounter a lot of moisture?

Thanks for posting,

-- Cal Noguchi

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 1111 days ago

Cal – I used to use BLO then poly but I found the Spar “pops” the grain like BLO and eliminates one step in the finishing process. I think Spar is actually a poly with oil [BLO?] added but I could be wrong. Plus I use Spar on all of my chairs so I have always got fresh Spar handy. Thanks for looking.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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devann

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#3 posted 1111 days ago

A pretty slick box you made there. Amazing what you can find discarded sometimes.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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LittlePaw

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#4 posted 1111 days ago

Some people have all the luck, hey Doc? LOL :D I’m always on the lookout for throw away furniture, shipping crates or anything made of wood . . . figured maple, no less! Guess I’d keep looking, but in the meantime paying big bucks for such pretty wood.

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

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tomd

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#5 posted 1111 days ago

Very well done, the joints look great and the color is very good.

-- Tom D

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itsmic

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#6 posted 1106 days ago

Nice looking box, the contrast in woods really sets off the box joints, and the lid is just beautiful, scrap wood no less, nice find, “reminder” construct a drum sander, lols, great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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