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Shaker Box Christmas Gifts

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Project by shopmania posted 961 days ago 857 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a trip to the shaker village in Pleasantown, KY, I decided that I needed to make some of the shaker boxes. I ordered the supplies and got to work. I had to build the forms etc., and get a tray to heat the water/wood in, but they were a fun project to do. I also tried some bright aniline dye colors on them like I saw at the shaker village. I made 10 of them, and gave them all as gifts for Christmas. The girls all seemed to like them.

Sprayed lacquer after toe dyes. The tops are quarter sawn sycamore and birdseye maple. I really love the birdseye maple grain!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)





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TomFran

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#1 posted 961 days ago

Very nice! I bet you’ll be getting more requests for these.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 961 days ago

Great looking boxes Tim…Those colors really stand out. I keep saying I want to use some dye on some of my projects but I always have a thing for the natural wood colors.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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janice

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#3 posted 950 days ago

I love shaker boxes, but I have no idea how to make them, so I buy mine. These are really nice.

-- Janice

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