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Project by Alexandre posted 725 days ago 1622 views 3 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think those pictures say enough.
You should know, a cube in a cube.
And, I know many people who touch it are going to try force it out, so I made it out of a wood that is Hard.
Hard Maple.
One tip of advice.
Never try cut a actual 3” by 3” piece of hard maple on a mitre box (hand).
It takes forever and your saw is like blunt afterwards
Otherwise, comments and creative criticism is appreciated and welcome!

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chadgr

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#1 posted 725 days ago

Its all in the the name Hard Maple hey good job. how have you finished it

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Alexandre

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#2 posted 725 days ago

I don’t need to finish it…
If I want to, i’ll probably put a thin coat of varathane…
Chad, I’m also 14 BTW.

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boxcarmarty

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#3 posted 725 days ago

Good job Alex, Now let’s see ya do it again with the inside block…..

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#4 posted 725 days ago

So, you want me to make another one inside?

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Oldtool

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#5 posted 725 days ago

Nice work, all drilling on the spot.
Can you better quantify “like blunt”. Is that sorta blunt, but not in need of sharpening?
Maybe your next project should be saw sharpening.
Just kidding. Happy woodworking.

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Alexandre

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#6 posted 725 days ago

Well, to cut it by hand, it took me 15 min….

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Alexandre

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#7 posted 725 days ago

Then the saw started making a crazy noise….

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#8 posted 725 days ago

A square peg through a round hole!!!

Good job, but it AIN’T done ‘til it’s “FINISHED”!!!

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MarkTheFiddler

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#9 posted 725 days ago

Alex – You’re 14? That is too cool. I wish my son had an interest like you. My day would would have been a lot easier. Yesterday, I asked him to clean a paint brush that he had used for oil painting. After 30 minutes he gave up. He was trying to wash it in the sink! I bet you already knew that Alex.

Keep after it. You tackled an ambitious project. I can’t wait to see what you do next!

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chopnhack

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#10 posted 725 days ago

Nice work Alex! I had seen this project in a magazine some time ago and IIRC the easiest way to finish it was to quickly dunk it in finish and then set it on a rack to drip dry. I would rotate it a few times before racking to make sure there are no puddles between the inner cube.

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Tokolosi

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#11 posted 725 days ago

Cool project! Love it! And if you think Maple is hard. See what Bubinga can do to a $60 fine TS blade.

I cant wait to see more of your projects.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 725 days ago

neat project. Good work. I keep thinking about that, but I can’t think of a practical use for it when I get done ;-))

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eddie

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#13 posted 725 days ago

Alex that a cool thingy ma jiggy,

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#14 posted 724 days ago

Thanks Eddie,
Topmax, I’m just putting it somewhere and yeah.

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#15 posted 724 days ago

Randy, I have no intention of putting a finish on.
Thanks guys on all the comments :)

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