Cherry Wenge Decorative Toolbox

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Project by Ted posted 05-07-2012 11:15 PM 1588 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you can probably tell, the varnish is still drying. This is more a practice project than anything else, to try my hand at, uhhh… what’s the word for layering or pin striping wood? Anyway, that’s what I was practicing on this one. The diamond applique was an after thought, because the sides looked like they needed a final touch. It’s on both sides. There are a lot of flaws on this, which I shamelessly hid when I took the photo. If I turn it the other direction you would see a couple of glue joints that didn’t quite seal, and one inside joint that didn’t quite line up. Also, I should have sanded it a bit finer, as it has quite a few swirl marks from the RO sander. Does anybody know what I can do to minimize the patchyness on the cherry? Or is that just the nature of cherry? Anyway, thanks for looking.

Oh, one last thing… I’m running out of wenge so I used panga-panga for a couple of parts. Can you tell which parts? :)

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#1 posted 05-07-2012 11:19 PM

Very nice Ted….almost to nice to use for tool storage

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 05-07-2012 11:29 PM

Are you sure? I was thinking my plumbing tools would fit right in it…. hee hee.. just kidding. It will probably be relegated to holding office supplies or something of that sort. I really enjoy making these so-called “tool” boxes. :)

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#3 posted 05-07-2012 11:47 PM

I like it and think it looks great.

As to the cherry’s patchiness….in my limited experience, I also run into that and from what I can gather, it has to do with its exposure to light. Eventually it will all darken considerably.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 05-08-2012 02:07 AM

It must be the wife’s tool box to nice for a man my friends would look at me funny if I had it lol.

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#5 posted 05-08-2012 02:37 AM

Nice work, everybodys work has flaws, the trick is to not make the mistake again because you know what you did incorrectly last time. We thats what they say, I still make the same mistakes though, gotta stop drinking in the shop :)

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

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#6 posted 05-08-2012 04:38 AM

looks great enought tote nipples and gate valves…
try sand and sealer before any stain or top coat is applied, to even out blothines

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#7 posted 05-08-2012 09:49 AM

Thats too nice of a tool box to use !!!

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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