Dietz Lantern box in pine, freehand routing

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Project by TheKingsTreasures posted 08-13-2012 03:01 AM 2607 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Doing another lantern box in pine instead of red cedar for a customer in California. The letters will be painted in and a couple coats of polyurethane. Showing a copy of the original vintage box that I copied from.


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#1 posted 08-13-2012 03:30 AM

wow, it sure doesnt look freehanded!

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#2 posted 08-13-2012 04:45 AM

Masterful work! I can’t believe that is freehand either! Very well done, sir!


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#3 posted 08-13-2012 10:24 AM

Amazing router work.

-- Glenn, Nova Scotia

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#4 posted 08-13-2012 12:23 PM

Very Nice!

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#5 posted 08-13-2012 01:28 PM

Very nice box for an old lantern, I have heard of the Dietz, but all I have seen used are the Coleman, I still have
one in the old cardboard box it came in with spare mantles.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 08-13-2012 01:37 PM

Great work! I would have thought that was done with a CNC machine!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#7 posted 08-13-2012 02:16 PM

Great job.
Impressive router work.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#8 posted 08-13-2012 02:24 PM

Nice looking box, and of course, great routing job. I tried that , as so many others probably have, and it’s pretty difficult. The wood grain is what throws me off. How do you overcome that problem?

Nice job!

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#9 posted 08-13-2012 04:45 PM

That’s freehanded??

-- Unplugged Woodworkers -

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#10 posted 08-13-2012 05:12 PM

Very, very impressive for a freehand routing job! It sure looks like a CNC at first glance. Well done.


-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#11 posted 08-13-2012 06:40 PM

Never would have thought the lettering was cut free hand. Awesome job. You have a steady hand.

-- Brock, Illinois

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#12 posted 08-13-2012 06:55 PM

Thank you, The grain does throw me sometimes, cutting cross grain is much easier then with the grain. I just have to really focus while cutting, go slow and do a lot of clean up work along the edges after the initial cuts. Cedar is easier to use then pine, I have found that out.


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#13 posted 08-19-2012 10:40 PM

That’s great, I wish i could freehand like that

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