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Project by Douglas Bordner posted 814 days ago 1952 views 4 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This little box was a previous post that I over-engineered to a fail. The top had been assembled with splines between sections, which caused the glued-up sections to crack. I redid the top with butt joints, reshaped and hinged it to the box, then refinished the exterior with Target Coatings waterborne lacquer.

I added a tray, carrying the arch from the box to create feet. Pegs are Miller mini-dowels. Box and tray lined with moire patterned silk.

Now I can finally ship this baby off to the remarkable young woman who’s good turn so many years ago has made the difference in every day since then. Thanks Lucinda, I’m still here and the thanks are partially due to you.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 814 days ago

Wow this is beautiful Doug,fantastic workmanship and super woods.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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woodworm

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#2 posted 814 days ago

Splendid work Douglas!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 814 days ago

Thanks Jim!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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dustynewt

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#4 posted 814 days ago

Gorgeous work my friend. Nice color and design work. Elegant!

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/DustyNewt

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grizzman

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#5 posted 814 days ago

beautiful douglas, i like the way you did the tray on the inside, and the lining is a very nice touch, ive learned a few things from roger bean and one of them is that there can be to much wood shown in boxes, i know its not a have to, but i do like the different mediums..and your box here is a very nice project..thank you…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Maveric777

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#6 posted 814 days ago

Really like this one Douglas. Think my favorite is the feet on the inside tray. Very cool and creative…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 814 days ago

Thanks to Schroeder I have a whole bunch of nice Bigleaf for more. Thanks again Mark!

Thanks to all for the encouraging comments.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 814 days ago

Excellent work, Douglas. I hate it when my engineering doesn’t stand the test of time, but I wish my saves looked this good!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#9 posted 814 days ago

Looking really nice!

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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Jimboe

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#10 posted 814 days ago

very nicely done !!!

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bibb

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#11 posted 814 days ago

The re-do is Excellent! I like the final product very much. The Barrel hinges worked out nicely.
Cheers
Bibb

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at http://katanadesign.com

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 814 days ago

Another brilliant job Doughie.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Karson

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#13 posted 814 days ago

Douglas: Practice makes perfect.

Wood as a construction media can make a fool out of all of us. Great looking recovery.

Beautiful

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Roger

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#14 posted 814 days ago

looks tee-totally fantastic to me. nice fix

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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prometej065

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#15 posted 814 days ago

Douglas, elegantly done, bravo!

-- http://prometheus065.blogspot.com/

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