Potpourri Box... My first fretwork!

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Project by RetiredCoastie posted 03-18-2012 05:55 PM 2053 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Potpourri Box I made for my wife. This is a free pattern from provided by Steve Good. It’s made from Walnut & Hard Maple and 2 rare earth magnets to keep the lid closed. Finished with 4 coats of danish oil. It was a lot of fun and it’s addictive.Thanks for viewing.

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#1 posted 03-18-2012 06:02 PM

Wow that is exquisite, beautiful. That finish really brings out the contrast. Nice job!

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#2 posted 03-18-2012 06:05 PM

very nice !

lucky wife

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 03-18-2012 06:20 PM

Another job well done, your new scrollsaw is getting a workout!


-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#4 posted 03-18-2012 06:43 PM

Real nice design and well cut. Scroll sawing is fun and as you say addictive. It looks like stack sawed it to get to tops at the same time. Good job.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 03-18-2012 09:17 PM

Beautiful work and a true show of patience! Nice job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 03-18-2012 10:50 PM

Thank you all! Stefang I cut them seperate but in hind site I could have stack cut them but I cut them slightly larger then after the maple body was cut I then flush sanded the top and bottom to the body on my oscillating spindle sander so that the side were completely smooth to the touch.

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#7 posted 03-18-2012 10:55 PM

Nice job Curt.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 03-18-2012 11:27 PM

Beauty for sure! Let the addiction begin!

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#9 posted 03-19-2012 02:32 AM

Beautiful, scroll work.

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

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#10 posted 03-19-2012 03:45 AM

Great box and very nice fretwork. Looks terrific, well done.

-- Tom D

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