Parts and pieces, a box!

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Project by Steelwinky posted 02-14-2007 11:51 PM 1781 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at a smaller box than my treasure chest. Sorry for the picture quality. Please ignore the defects, I know they are there. This box was made of scrap pieces of oak, walnut, and spanish cedar. I just gathered what scraps I could find, and kind of let the box design itself. I found a beeswax and orange finsih, and I really like it. I’m pretty sure it will be the finish I use on oak, but it isn’t very nice for pine. I have found that I really like spanish cedar.

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#1 posted 02-14-2007 11:59 PM

I’d call this ”Box Jazz”! Free spirited and ad-libbed! The wood may be mixed, the design somewhat obscure, and as you say, perhaps with a few not so obvious defects. But it works and is original!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 02-15-2007 01:54 AM

this is a great box. Very creative design.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 02-15-2007 03:24 AM

Hello Steelwinky;
—-a very good designed box, and I like what you said about letting “the box design itself.”

Not much use in telling folks about the defects I have found and I’m to busy selling these things as character…. and that beeswax for finish is great . Anyway, keep working the wood and turning out these pieces of ‘wood art’!!!


-- --frank, NH,

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#4 posted 02-15-2007 07:15 AM

Yes, that finish is great, and one of the few (if not only) that smells good during application and after!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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Mark A. DeCou

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#5 posted 02-15-2007 07:40 AM

good posting, keep them coming.

How are you coming on your rocking chair?

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#6 posted 02-15-2007 07:54 AM

Mark, I have the legs, seat, and runners finsihed, more or less. I need a break from the chair for a while. That way, when I begin again, I’ll have a renwed interest in the chair. Not saying I am bored with it, but I dont want to rush things. I did thank you for the tape , right?

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#7 posted 02-19-2007 12:39 PM

Nice work.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 03-01-2007 11:35 PM

Very nice, I’ve used beewax on woodturnings.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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