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Made from Aromatic Cedar and Poplar. All pieces cut on the scroll saw. Orange oil was applied to the bare wood, and later 2 coats of polyurethane. This was my first attempt at making this type of box. Pattern by Steve Good.
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#1 posted 09-18-2011 08:24 PM
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#2 posted 09-18-2011 08:44 PM
did you make it from a plan? How is the cedar bent? looks awesome how would one make one?measure twice cut once hope, for the best
-- measure twice,cut once,hope for the best
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#3 posted 09-18-2011 10:17 PM
Great Job! Steve has some really fun projects.
-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)
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#4 posted 09-18-2011 11:37 PM
That is a very nice looking box. Very well done, congradulations on a great box.
-- Tom D
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#5 posted 09-19-2011 12:15 AM
Well executed, congratulations
#6 posted 09-19-2011 01:20 AM
To answer the question for ‘1958’ as to how the cedar is bent.. it is not bent, the cedar is three (3) pieces of 1” thick wood cut out on the scroll saw and glued together according to the plan. My 4” belt sander was instrumental in sanding all the curved pieces after they were glued together.
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#7 posted 09-19-2011 02:44 AM
I love that contrast. Nicely done.
-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--
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#8 posted 09-19-2011 03:45 AM
Nice little box. I really enjoy odd shaped boxes.
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/
#9 posted 09-19-2011 04:14 AM
Thank you all for your nice comments. When building my projects, I often have my doubts as to whether they (projects) will turn out satisfactorily, but when I receive the positive comments on here from my fellow LJ’ers, it makes it all worth while. I’m so happy to have found this great woodworking community!
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#10 posted 09-19-2011 01:42 PM
This is a great box, love the contrasting woods!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!
-- 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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#11 posted 09-20-2011 03:06 AM
Poplar and cedar—what an interesting and attractive combo. You did some very meticulous work here. Very refined looking—especially in contrast to the “free form” band saw boxes that are so popular now. Thanks for sharing this one.
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida
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