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Project by cajunpen posted 09-07-2011 06:51 AM 1476 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week was my first trip into the shop for any work in awhile – just been too hot. This a little box that I made last week. It is about 3”x6”x3.25” tall. I don’t recall the species of wood that I used for the box, just some scraps that I had lying around. The lid is hinged, with brass rods. Finish is Watco Danish Oil and some wipe on Poly. Didn’t know what I was going to do with it until I brought it into the house and my wife told me that it was her box now :-))

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





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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 09-07-2011 07:03 AM

Nice box cajunpen..As the saying goes great things come in small packages. My wife wants me to make some smaller boxes but somehow they don’t end up being small. I guess it is difficult to sculpt on a small scale for me.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 09-07-2011 07:09 AM

Greg, when I grow up, I want to make some boxes like yours.

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

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Michael1

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#3 posted 09-07-2011 08:27 AM

Very nice box, i really like the contrasting color for the lid

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 09-07-2011 12:06 PM

Bill, this is another good looking box. I am sure this was another fun project that gave you a good excuse to get back into the shop.

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

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#5 posted 09-07-2011 01:16 PM

Very Nice!!!

Aren’t scraps wonderful!!!

Chris

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#6 posted 09-07-2011 02:32 PM

I like the knot on top. Great little box. With the current weather, it’s a great time for us to be in the shop, Bill. I just wish I wasn’t so busy at work right now.

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

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#7 posted 09-07-2011 08:22 PM

I like it!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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itsmic

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#8 posted 09-08-2011 02:48 AM

Nice Box, Nature always provides fabulous views, nice shape, Yes, if You bring nice stuff in the house Your wife is going to notice, great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#9 posted 09-08-2011 10:42 PM

well done Bud! great to see you posting a project

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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