My second Mitred box

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 775 days ago 1117 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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#1 posted 775 days ago

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 775 days ago

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 775 days ago

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


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 775 days ago

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 775 days ago

The kind that leaves no evidence of mistakes ;-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 774 days ago

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 so little time!

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#7 posted 774 days ago

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 774 days ago

Yee-Oww-Zaa! Pop goes some grain!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 684 days ago

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

-- rob

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