My second Mitred box

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 06-08-2012 11:06 AM 1624 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wasn’t done with the EZ Mitre method. One of the reasons I make the smaller items is to improve my techniques. Small items really show the imperfections. So you have to get very good at finishing. That being said, I didn’t do very well on my finishing on this. I believe I have learned from it though.

This box is Ash with Danish oil Black Walnut stain. I didn’t put a lift on it yet. Still thinking.

I didn’t post my first mitered box. Sadly it was caught in a large fire & burned unrecognizable :-)

Thanks for looking

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 06-08-2012 11:27 AM

must have been way to early for you monte…there are no pictures :).. unless this one of those nre invisible boxes…and only appears when you want to use it….

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

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#2 posted 06-08-2012 11:46 AM

Nice job and I really like the wrought iron hinges. Nice touch.

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

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#3 posted 06-08-2012 11:46 AM

Monte, this is a nice, clean, solid box. The ash and that stain look really nice.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 06-08-2012 01:11 PM

Nice Box, the stain brings out the grain and shows the beauty of ash, Thanks for sharing

ps. curious minds want to know “what fire”

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 06-08-2012 01:13 PM

The kind that leaves no evidence of mistakes ;-)

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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robert triplett

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#6 posted 06-08-2012 10:13 PM

Nice is the word to use to describe this box. I don’t use stains, but here it does make the ash grain stand out. I like the clean lines of the top edges.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#7 posted 06-09-2012 02:10 AM

The stain worked good on that ash. I’ve never had any ash so don’t know what it’s like to work with but your miters came out tight and you got the lid cut off cleanly (always a challenge for me). Nice job using native SD wood.

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

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#8 posted 06-09-2012 02:47 AM

Yee-Oww-Zaa! Pop goes some grain!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 09-06-2012 11:08 PM

ash isnt the easiest wood to finish,, i like the grain alot,, and good color selection for stain,,

-- rob

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