Another hand rubbed box

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Project by studie posted 05-06-2012 10:58 PM 1955 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another fun box build, This time from African Mahogany. The sides are scalloped but run thru the TS at an angle like the last ones but with the blade at 45 degrees for a different profile than just round. Spines from Ipe hardly show but the feet or base I like. They were cut from the same board as the whole box was then on the router table to get the profile you see. Next on the drill press a hole at each end of the foot followed with an arch on the band saw to complete the base. Lift off lid (again, lazy I know) This time I tried starting with spray lacquer to speed things up but finished it off with hand rubbed poly. The shine has many flaws as I just don’t have the time to get it perfect. Maybe should have waited longer to buff but 8 hrs of compound and buffing on a Sunday is enough for me! Using the Ridgid oscillating sander to clean up some old planes has been a fast way to get to a hollow grind on some old plane irons. Now a lot of time to spend hand lapping a lot of chisels and plane irons on the wet stones. Sunday was made for time to sharpen tools for the next week. Does anyone have an elbow for sale? I can’t seem to slow down! Thanks for having a look.

-- $tudie

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#1 posted 05-06-2012 11:10 PM

That’s a clever way of getting a uniform hollow grind on plane irons. The mahogany turned out beautiful. I like your collection of planes, too.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#2 posted 05-06-2012 11:11 PM

i really do love this little box, its just a great little box, i can see many years from now someone will have this little beauty on there dresser with items that are important to them in there, and the woods beauty and your craftsmanship will live on, a great job in my book…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 05-06-2012 11:14 PM

Lookin good from here!

-- 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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#4 posted 05-07-2012 06:17 AM

Thanks guys, The box ready to give away tomorrow (sob) I want to keep every box I make but always can make another, right? Griz, the box is not so small, the planes are just so large!
The sun came out today so just had to take the pix outside so the wood shows some wild grain.

-- $tudie

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#5 posted 05-07-2012 06:26 AM

sun came out today Scot, this is the 6th great weekend we have had in a row!! Unheard of in Water World, aka, Western WA ;-)

-- 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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#6 posted 05-07-2012 10:30 AM

Very nice!

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#7 posted 05-07-2012 07:49 PM

Great box. That mahogany is something else!

-- Marcos, California

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#8 posted 05-07-2012 08:11 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! I love how the sun really pulls out the depth.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#9 posted 05-08-2012 12:56 AM

Wow, I really like this box, looks like an instant family heirloom.

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

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