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Project by unrested001 posted 05-07-2012 02:54 AM 1311 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

2nd carved box using Andy’s blog. This box features a medallion in the lid, corner splines, and an ebonized ( Iron acetate ) finish. The body is ebonized red oak with maple accents/ medallion, handle, splines. The splines came out a charcoal grey color so they are hard to see in the pictures. I love the way the iron acetate came out with this wood. The blackening is due to a chemical change so it is even all around and shows the grain pattern nicely. I finished with 6 coats of hand rub poly and a paste wax to enhance the shine. This one is for mom. Hope she likes it!

-- I make lots of dust, everything else is just a byproduct of the dust making process!...Frank,NJ





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Boxguy

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#1 posted 05-07-2012 05:41 AM

Frank,

You are moving forward with leaps and bounds on this box. I like the subtle flow in the carving and the contrast you have in the colors. It might be time to work on some internal dividers, but you have a great box here. Your staining technique is a real success as is this design. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Andy

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#2 posted 05-07-2012 01:10 PM

Nice! Love that color and the soft shaping you did. Well done Frank.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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unrested001

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#3 posted 05-07-2012 06:01 PM

Thanks guys. And yes dividers are my next challenge. I really love the work you guys have done and it inspires me to create some of my own.

-- I make lots of dust, everything else is just a byproduct of the dust making process!...Frank,NJ

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Martyroc

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#4 posted 05-08-2012 01:25 AM

Nice contrasting wood, very fluid design, good job.

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

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 05-08-2012 01:52 PM

Well done, I have want to make one of these for a while now. It is on the to do list….. Nice pics of the process as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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unrested001

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#6 posted 05-08-2012 05:29 PM

http://lumberjocks.com/Argyllshire/blog/series/1827 If I did that right, this will take you to Andy’s blog on how to. I look forward to seeing that box Ken.

-- I make lots of dust, everything else is just a byproduct of the dust making process!...Frank,NJ

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