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The Bridge Box

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Project by Tokolosi posted 02-13-2012 01:35 AM 1410 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A odds & ends box for my brother’s desk. I named it Bridge box for the detail on the side (front and back). Maple sliver compressed between the corner posts. Box is Cedar with Maple trim and Wenge accents. 7 inches square and 3 1/2’ high. Exterior is finished with paste wax and the inside is unfinished to get that great Cedar aroma out.

The Cedar was salvaged from a little collapsable rack of some sort. My brother recognized it as aromatic Cedar and sent it to me. He is now getting it back. Happy birthday little brother.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien





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alfa189

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#1 posted 02-13-2012 01:52 AM

Oh, I see. This is your way of trying to say “sorry for all the wedgies and purple nurples over the years”. Well, its a pretty good apology, my friend :-) I love the wenge accents. Nice work!

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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#2 posted 02-13-2012 06:37 AM

Great Design very clean Nice Work.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#3 posted 02-13-2012 02:37 PM

Wow, a great form and stunning color! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#4 posted 02-14-2012 12:00 AM

I really like that box, very interesting

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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popsshop

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#5 posted 05-25-2012 09:50 PM

I’m building an aromatic cedar chest for my granddaughter’s HS graduation and would like to keep the “fresh cut” purple appearance of that beautiful wood, however as you know it turns brownish upon exposure to light. How did you manage to keep the purple color, a UV resistant finish perhaps? Thanks for any advice. Pop

-- Drilling holes in wood is a boring job

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Tokolosi

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#6 posted 05-25-2012 10:04 PM

popsshop: I used paste wax as the exterior finish. Nothing else. So maybe it will still discolor over time. Unfortunately I dont have any advice.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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popsshop

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#7 posted 05-26-2012 12:35 PM

Thanks for your reply. I’ve thought of trying a UV resistor such as marine spar varnish but am wary of it yellowing with time. It’s also been suggested to me that Minwax Wihite Wash stain will maintain the purple color without changing the look very much, so I plan to try that on some scrap, then a laquer finish. Perhaps nothing will protect the color forever, but at least we can try. Pop

-- Drilling holes in wood is a boring job

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Jofa

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#8 posted 08-15-2013 11:00 PM

My goodness that’s beautiful.

Question (of course… I’m trying to learn from you guys)

How did you do the part on the lid where it recesses into the box? Is that just the overall thickness of the wood and the sides are a little thinner?

Thanks. Beautiful work.

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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Tokolosi

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#9 posted 08-15-2013 11:12 PM

Thank you for the compliment.

I made the lid all one thickness and then routed about a 1/8-inch deep section as wide as the box sides is thick. Hope that helps.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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