cedar candy box

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Project by cwojo posted 02-11-2012 06:04 AM 2334 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

the wood for this came from a dead limb that i pulled out of a bush in the parking lot at work and cut it down on the bandsaw and planed it smooth down to 1/4 inch thick the sides are tapered in at about 10 deg. so i had to make angle blocks so that the clamps would not slip off and the bottom is 3/32” birch ply-wood that was copper leafed. i used a scratch stock to create the profile around the top edge of the lid except the back edge which i left natural

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#1 posted 02-11-2012 06:24 AM

Wow that’s one cool box ,really cool wood.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 02-11-2012 06:30 AM

This is a great creation from some wood that might have otherwise ended up in somebody’s fireplace. Great work!


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#3 posted 02-11-2012 08:55 AM

What a great box love the wood and the color! Great score!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 02-11-2012 10:02 AM

Great looking box, that wood has so much character and you managed to highlight that well in the finish

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 02-11-2012 02:41 PM

Nice angles on a great looking box.

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#6 posted 02-11-2012 03:33 PM

Great box, I am working with some now also. I love the look but not that fine dust.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 02-11-2012 03:43 PM

That is some gorgeous wood in every respect. Excellent job on the candy box.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 02-11-2012 09:25 PM

Very nice work. The top piece doesn’t quite look like Cedar, but it does look great. Nice job finishing it. I like the wavy grain in the way you oriented the wood.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#9 posted 02-12-2012 12:07 AM

Nice box, but isn’t everyone missing it?

Where is the Candy?!?

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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#10 posted 02-12-2012 01:01 AM

i really love red cedar, and this is really great, i like the copper leaf in the botom, a cool touch, you did a great build on this…

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

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