Hibiscus Box

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Project by nickel posted 851 days ago 931 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple hexagon shaped box with a Hibiscus flower I stained onto the lid. This box was made out of bass wood.

-- -Nickel Risk

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#1 posted 851 days ago

Awesome job and Welcome to Lumberjocks!! Can you share a bit more on how you amplified the shape of the hibiscus.

Wife and I are in Hawaii and Hibiscus are pretty common and very cool. She loves them.

C-130 in the backround of your profile pic?

-- If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he's probably not a Lumberjock --

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#2 posted 851 days ago

yes, it is a c130. I am an aircraft mechanic. I fix everything from Cessnas to the big jumbo jets :)

I made this box for my sister for christmas. She has always loved the hibiscus. It is made out of basswood. The Hibiscus was stained on the wood with 91% alcohol (not the standard 70% sold at drugstores) and ink. It turned out better than i thought. I sanded the box and applied a clear lacquer.

-- -Nickel Risk

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#3 posted 851 days ago

this is great the hibiscus looks great

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 851 days ago

That is beautiful! How do you make it so realistic with stain?

-- christine

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#5 posted 851 days ago

The alcohol reacts with some other patented chemical that I don’t know what it is, coverts the ink and the wood absorbs the stain permanently. You must sand off a ton of wood to get the stain out. So if you mess up, you might as well scrap the piece. I will try to post f step buy step picture next time i do it.

-- -Nickel Risk

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#6 posted 850 days ago

That is stunning. I hope you blog it when you do it again. I’d like to learn your technique

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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