Short cut-offs find new life

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Project by Doug posted 10-30-2011 04:59 PM 1628 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These small group of boxes are made from various species of cut=offs from larger projects. I enjoyed the thought and process of saving these pieces from the trash and possibly bring a new life for them to hold small treasures,

Thr finish is Danish oil, applied in three coats, dried and polished with lemon oil applied with 600 grit wet or dry sandpaper. This took longer to finish than to actually build the boxes.

Pictures left to right : Ash box with rewood keys and a bulbinga top…middle is beech box with zebrawood keys and marblewood top…right redwood (salvaged from a bench tossed out for trash pick up) maple keys and Ambrosia top…back is a pencil pencil made from Maple with Ambrosia sliding top, using 1/8” finger joints.

-- Doug, Long Island, Winterwood

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#1 posted 10-30-2011 05:50 PM

Great use of scraps. Your boxes are excellent and should be well received by whoever is lucky enough to get one.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 10-30-2011 06:22 PM

Beautiful boxes.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 10-30-2011 07:51 PM

Really nice. I don’t know you kept that marblewood endgrain so clean! I think the pencil box might be my favorite, though, with those tiny fingers.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 10-30-2011 11:52 PM

I’m with Al, the tiny fingers are a nice touch.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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