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This ribbon box was made from plans I found on The Woodsmith Shop websight. The body is made of Ash and the ribbon is made of Lace Wood and Wenge. It will become someone’s Christmas present.

-- Mike Sparks - Dear God, Please help me to become the person my dog thinks I am.





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olddutchman1

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#1 posted 941 days ago

I recognized this one as soon as I saw it. Very nice! Who that Someone is will like it as much as I do!

-- Saved! and so gratefull.Consider Who Created it All

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ShaneA

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#2 posted 941 days ago

Nice, the ribbon is a great touch. Well done.

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dpwalker

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#3 posted 941 days ago

Nice job!

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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doncutlip

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#4 posted 941 days ago

Fine looking box, great job on the ribbon

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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kiefer

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#5 posted 941 days ago

It will be a good Christmas for someone and you will be rewarded for this great box you made ! Thanks and a Merry Christmas to you.

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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tomd

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#6 posted 940 days ago

Very nice, well done.

-- Tom D

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LarryB

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#7 posted 940 days ago

Beautiful! Very well done. I hope to make at least one, also.

What kind of finish did you use?

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Michael23

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#8 posted 940 days ago

Thank you everyone for the compliments.

LarryB, for finishing natural wood (no stain or dye) I simlply progressively sand to 220 grit, wipe on a thin coat of 2lb cut shellac (not brush but wipe with a cotten cloth) sand very lightly (just a light scuffing of the shellac) with 320 grit. repeat 2 more times. After the third sanding with 320 grit I polish with 0000 steel wool and buff with Renaissance Wax on a buffing wheel This process and wax gives the finish a lusterus natural shine that beats any factory finish in my opinion

-- Mike Sparks - Dear God, Please help me to become the person my dog thinks I am.

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Green_Hornut

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#9 posted 940 days ago

Very well done. I am also finishing up my ribbon boxes just in time for Christmas, same design. Mine are cherry, lacewood, and maple and the others are walnut, lacewood and maple. The lacewood is nice but sure is spendy.

I have to admit that I started out with 6 and ended with 3. My router table insert is beginning to sag and the slight difference in depth caused me to cut too much on releasing the lids and messed 3 of them up. I did 2 coats of danish oil and then wiped on thinned poly and wiped it off again. Hit them with 0000 steel wool and repeat 5-6 times. Nice glow and not that built up look that poly can give you.

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Michael23

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#10 posted 940 days ago

Green_Hornut, Thank you for the compliment. Do you have any pictures of your ribbon boxes? I’d love to see them.

-- Mike Sparks - Dear God, Please help me to become the person my dog thinks I am.

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