Another box for the auction

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Project by Mikesawdust posted 07-28-2012 09:16 PM 1439 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.

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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#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.

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#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

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

Very nice work.

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

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#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

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#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.

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#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.

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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