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Project by Terry Cheatham posted 845 days ago 1057 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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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 845 days ago

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 845 days ago

Very nice work.

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doncutlip

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#3 posted 844 days ago

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

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Bob817

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#4 posted 844 days ago

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

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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amagineer

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#5 posted 843 days ago

What a beautiful box to keep memories in.

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

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UncleStumpy

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#6 posted 842 days ago

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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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 841 days ago

It’s beautiful and very well done.

helluvawreck

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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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