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Project by bampy posted 12-01-2011 03:22 AM 925 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my first box, open for finish sug. its made or recycled redwood, from a fence i replaced, couldn’t just trash it all. the surface had 20 yrs of stain, a deep red barn color, took alot af sanding, did i mention not much for power tools here, or a shop to work in. its pretty big, 34/18/18, i would love to keep the color as close as possible, so any thoughts will help





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Bruce C.Oestreich

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#1 posted 12-01-2011 06:04 AM

nice I love to use recycled lumber especially red wood

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dubsaloon

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#2 posted 12-01-2011 10:11 AM

Nice job. Now tell the truth you still get toys stuck between your toes in the dark when walking to the kitchen for a “diet snack”.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#3 posted 12-01-2011 10:01 PM

I would just give it a coat of Linseed Oil (I like Tried and True Danish oil), you could follow with shellac if you wanted a film finish. Both of those can be safely chewed on by kids.

great looking wood. Did you dovetail it or box joint it?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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bampy

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#4 posted 12-02-2011 01:17 AM

i geuss its a box joint, used my table saw with dado blade, will the wood darken at all. ive tried a few clear varneshes on scraps, they all seem to darken. but will get some just to have. thanx.

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BTKS

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#5 posted 12-02-2011 08:47 AM

Bampy: Welcome to LJ’s. Nice work and good joinery with the long box joints.
I would second mochoa’s choice on finishes. BLO is one of my favorites.
Just a suggestion, if you have some more lumber left over, the chest is easily deep enough for a till or a lift out shallow box. Like a foot locker has or an old style tool box. I know my girls lose the little toys way down in the bottom of the box.
Good job!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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bampy

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#6 posted 12-03-2011 02:40 AM

thnx for the idea. i never thought of a pull out, would keep the little things together. thnx again BTKS, and everyone else.

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 12-05-2011 06:49 PM

Bumpy,

If you are looking to understand finishing, check out Charles Neil. Hope you signed and dated your piece.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Mauricio

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#8 posted 12-05-2011 07:06 PM

I also recommend Bob Flexners book:
http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/product/153

If you dont want to darken it at all just try some clear shellac on some scrap.

You can also just try Tung Oil which I havent tried yet. I like simple finishes, especially for projects like this .

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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