Another box for the auction

  • Advertise with us
Project by Mikesawdust posted 07-28-2012 09:16 PM 1288 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made from Sapele and quartersawn white oak (again from an antique table I save from the dump). The EOD memorial is shown on the top. I decided to add color to just the flag. All the decorative angles were cut using a hand plane, and slope from center to the edges (the wood shop was closed). I finished it with poly.

Note: I will be more careful in the future with second hand wood, I was very lucky my carvewright survived a screw that was broken off in the wood. It could have caused a major mechanical break or just shorted the computer out from the metal filings. I was very lucky.

6 comments so far

View Roger's profile


20424 posts in 2380 days

#1 posted 07-28-2012 11:29 PM

Very beautiful. Wow! You were lucky. Someone lookin over. Glad your equipment didn’t get messed up, and/or you get hurt.

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

View Boxguy's profile


2270 posts in 1843 days

#2 posted 07-29-2012 02:08 AM

Nice box. Good call on the flag color.

Strange…when you are doing the right thing for the right reason how often you get lucky. Isn’t it?

-- Big Al in IN

View jaykaypur's profile


4016 posts in 1984 days

#3 posted 07-29-2012 01:15 PM

Very nice work.

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

View DocSavage45's profile


7964 posts in 2418 days

#4 posted 07-29-2012 05:28 PM

Your artwork for the cnc? The more convieniences and gagets the more complicated to repair? LOL! Hope it serves you many more years.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View kjel00142003's profile


11 posts in 2266 days

#5 posted 07-29-2012 06:19 PM

I have a metal detector that I use with salvaged pieces that’s really been useful! It’s a wand type marketed for woodworking.

View Mikesawdust's profile


300 posts in 2615 days

#6 posted 08-02-2012 07:19 PM

Thanks for the comments, I’m happy with the result. kjel00142003, the pitty is that the woodshop has one on the wall and I didn’t think to use it.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics