knot box

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Project by saproc posted 04-08-2012 04:23 PM 1491 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hello This is a box ( yes i know its hard to believet ) from a piece of wood that i found while on a walk. coverd in moss and other stuff. did not deter me. cut it in to slices on my wadkin band saw then saw it had nail holes and all sorts in it but to me just ads to the character of the wood. so i just carried on with my quest for box. tried making finger joints on the sides but the pieces just kept breaking of so made it slightly smaller and mitred it instead. every thing you see on this box three trays and latice work compartments in the bottom comes from the same piece of “rotten” wood was then sanded while listening to smooth fm. then on went the danish oil left awhile rubbed it with scotch brite followed by second coat of danish then later bees wax. lovely to see the grain come out. I have to say photos don,t do it justice size is 11”x 6” x 5” Just love being in my shed

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#1 posted 04-08-2012 05:46 PM

Well done!

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#2 posted 04-08-2012 09:10 PM

Wow another fine project.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 04-09-2012 01:00 AM

You did a REALLY nice job on this box. The hinges are very cool and the joinery appears perfect. I too enjoy seeing if I can build something from ‘nothing’.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 04-09-2012 08:45 AM

Lovely! Some remarkable parallels between your and my pieces; must me something to do with the River Humber! (Which, for other readers, flows between East Yorkshire and saproc’s Scunthorpe area.)

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#5 posted 04-09-2012 12:18 PM

I like this box! The rustic look is not easy to pull off well, but you’ve created one that really works. Nice hinging. The box has a really warm and inviting appeal. The interior feels right for this box as well. Good job all round.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#6 posted 04-09-2012 12:52 PM

I like the rustic nature of this box and the way you did it.


-- 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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#7 posted 04-10-2012 05:16 AM

what a beautiful box and with a lot of character, great build. a piece of wood brought back to life

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#8 posted 04-10-2012 12:50 PM

So it’s KNOT a box? How KNOTTY of you! This is KNOT what I had in mind. :) Well done. Welcome!

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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