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Project by Andrew Betschman posted 08-02-2012 01:39 PM 2363 views 9 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from curly maple. Plans from the woodsmith shop. There were two errors in the plans.

-- Andrew, Ohio http://andrewmbetschman.com/





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BinghamtonEd

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#1 posted 08-02-2012 01:58 PM

Very nice! I just saw those on the Woodsmith Shop the other day and was into them. You really made some great pieces here.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 08-02-2012 02:47 PM

Great looking boxes Andrew. It’s pretty rare for Woodsmith to have errors in their plans their usually spot on.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 08-02-2012 02:49 PM

Very nicely done Andrew

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 08-02-2012 03:47 PM

Great job, I just re-watched that episode agian thinking I need to make one. I have about 25 episodes on my DVR and watch them when Blondie is not ready to sit down and watch our weekly shows. You change anything up from the plans? What were the errors?

Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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BinghamtonEd

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#5 posted 08-02-2012 04:07 PM

My wife has seen about 5 minutes of Woodsmith Shop and just laughed. Don Peschke can’t say one sentence without giggling. Sometimes when I’m going to the garage I’ll mimic that for her “Well honey, <giggle> I’m going to go down and <giggle> make a fence for my <giggle> miter gauge.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#6 posted 08-02-2012 04:15 PM

I like these alot!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at http://www.spudwoodworks.com & also follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/Ethan_Woodworks

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 08-02-2012 05:00 PM

Beautiful set of boxes!

COOL!

Nice design!

How did you connect the ends to the body?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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AKSteve

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#8 posted 08-02-2012 05:52 PM

What kind of stain did you use on the two boxes? it’s very beautiful.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#9 posted 08-02-2012 06:18 PM

Very eye-catching !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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newwoodbutcher

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#10 posted 08-02-2012 08:43 PM

Veeeerrryyy nice! What did you use for color?

-- Ken

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Doe

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#11 posted 08-02-2012 09:46 PM

Beautiful boxes. I saw the episode and would like to make them too. I’d like to know more about the errors as well.

BinghamtonEd: no kidding. My husband and I can`t say `the Woodsmith Shop`without tacking on the giggle.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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Stormy

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#12 posted 08-02-2012 11:01 PM

These are so fun to do. Never thought a Woodsmithshop project would be so popular. Made one for a friend that gave me some tiger maple and cherry just as a thank you.

Nice work.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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Andrew Betschman

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#13 posted 08-02-2012 11:19 PM

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/m85hxli.jpg!

The pattern for the top is 1/4” short as shown as in the picture. A little less on the ends about 1/8”. The finish on two front ones is a mix ofTransTint dye 1 qt. water, 6 tsp. Orange,and 4 tsp. Reddish Brown. I did two coats. The back is tung oil. All have high gloss lacquer as the top coat.

-- Andrew, Ohio http://andrewmbetschman.com/

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Andrew Betschman

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#14 posted 08-02-2012 11:45 PM

The ends are dowel on. the sides are 1/4” deep. Into the main body they are 5/16” deep.

-- Andrew, Ohio http://andrewmbetschman.com/

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#15 posted 08-03-2012 02:19 AM

Great grain, color and finish, nice work.

-- Tom D

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