Candle box in cherry

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Project by Douger posted 01-19-2012 06:00 PM 1453 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another box—sort of a candle box, I suppose, but it’s sized for regular wooden pencils, too. I resawed the cherry on my table saw and cleaned it up with my thickness planer. Based on a design I saw somewhere—probably one of Doug Stowe’s books. Finish is boiled linseed oil and wipe-on poly.

-- Doug, Kansas,

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#1 posted 01-19-2012 06:11 PM

I love these simple boxes because they remind me so much of a bygone era that was before my time. I’ve seen some of the candle boxes in the antique stores that I have visited over the years. There’s no telling how many of them are left over from the old days and are the safe place for many a person’s favorite treasures. it’s a real nice box. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 01-19-2012 06:19 PM

That is a great looking box. I like it.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#3 posted 01-20-2012 12:41 AM

Great looking box, nice box joints

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 01-20-2012 03:12 AM

Beautiful little box. Makes me want to go and make something. Inspiring.

-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY

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#5 posted 01-20-2012 08:30 AM

nice work a cool looking box.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 01-20-2012 01:21 PM

Such a simple little box, but so well made. I like the curve on the lid.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#7 posted 01-20-2012 03:30 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 01-21-2012 06:33 AM

Well done, I like the box joints and the sliding lid.

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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