Gift Memories Box

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Project by Terry Cheatham posted 04-06-2012 01:18 AM 1405 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cocabola with maple trim. Initially, I tried shellac but the shellac turned the maple orange and the cocabola was too orange. Stripped the box, painted the trim black and finished it with laquer spray. The oils from the cocabola bled into the maple and I had to paint the trim. All-in-all I was pleased with the result.

-- Terry, Texas

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#1 posted 04-06-2012 03:10 AM

A lot of work, yes. But the end result is beautiful.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 04-06-2012 03:25 AM

Very nice work.

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#3 posted 04-06-2012 03:17 PM

That really turned out nice, good job on the dreaded miters – I like the finish too

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 04-06-2012 04:09 PM

Wow it really jumps out at you, looks real nice, great job!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#5 posted 04-08-2012 01:19 AM

What a beautiful box to keep memories in.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#6 posted 04-09-2012 09:50 AM

I made a box like this, but with woods you used it doesn’t even look like the same box! It really pops.
Sometimes the mistakes lead to something even better. Great job!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#7 posted 04-09-2012 11:47 AM

It’s beautiful and very well done.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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