2x4 3x5 Box 2 Post Contest

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Project by Joe Lyddon posted 02-23-2012 04:20 AM 4197 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is Post Stumpy 2×4 Contest Box 2 from a 2×4x8’ stud
The Stumpy contest ended about a month ago… this box was short by about 3 hours of meeting the contest deadline.

Finishing: BLO, Garnet dewaxed shellac, Deft spray can Lacquer Gloss… I will use this box for 3×5 cards & other misc items.

It is very hard to Finish a 2×4 to make it look like Poplar, etc.!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#1 posted 02-23-2012 04:24 AM

I see you got that finish on it Joe, It looks great…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#2 posted 02-23-2012 04:39 AM

Looks as good as the other one, and the finish, you would never have guessed pine until you follow the grain, if anbody asks me I will tell them I think it’s poplar.

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

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#3 posted 02-23-2012 05:18 AM

Looks like a winner…..............

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 02-23-2012 07:18 AM

Joe, looks good, to bad you missed out on stumpy’s contest….:(

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#5 posted 02-23-2012 08:26 AM

If you were not too late, you would be the winner, Joe. That’s for sure.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#6 posted 02-23-2012 01:50 PM

Nice work , looks great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 02-23-2012 02:51 PM

That kid turned out pretty darned nice, Joe, even if it is the child of a 2×4….....(-:

I always say that wooden boxes last forever, and any that I have made have. But I tend to make them out of plywood which eliminates a lot of issues such as splitting. But I bet that son of a 2×4 outlives you and me….....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#8 posted 02-23-2012 02:55 PM

That’s a sweet little box, Joe. Great finish.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 02-23-2012 05:31 PM

Hi Joe. An extremely nice box. I love the way you made the handle, looks great! Too bad you didn’t finish in time, but at least you got a wonderful result for your efforts.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 02-23-2012 07:13 PM

BTW… Stumpy gave me an honorable mention for my title “2×4 3×5 Box”! LOL
... it was a Fun event…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#11 posted 02-23-2012 08:13 PM

It’s amazing to see that such a nice box can be made from a 2 X 4 ! You certainly deserved the honorable mention too.

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#12 posted 02-23-2012 08:32 PM

Joe that is a great finish. Nice. Better late then never.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#13 posted 02-23-2012 10:10 PM

Well since you missed the deadline, you’ll have de-semble it back into a 2×4. lol.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#14 posted 02-24-2012 01:48 AM

I love the way your box looks Joe…great job!

-- Joe - Canton Ohio

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#15 posted 03-15-2012 08:31 PM

Sweet box, Joe!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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