Candle Box

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Project by Mike Ogden posted 08-20-2012 03:02 PM 1302 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut candle box, finished with a washcoat of shellac and then multiple coats of waterlox, followed with a final coat of shoe polish wax.

See more work at my website and my blog.

-- Mike Ogden,

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#1 posted 08-20-2012 03:19 PM

Mike, I admire your craftsmanship. The blog and web site were informative Your candle box looks like it could have been made 100 years ago. It has a wonderful traditional appearance and feel to it. Interesting concept on finishing…shoe polish? Was this joinery all hand work, or did you revert to mechanical means to speed up production?

As a very minor point, I find that putting the sap wood on the bottom of my boxes gives me a more uniform look on the top and helps to better frame the inserted boards. It helps readers when you include dimensions of your work. It is so difficult to get a good feel for size with just a photo and background. Thanks for sharing this beautiful project with us. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Mike Ogden

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#2 posted 08-20-2012 03:27 PM

boxguy, all joinery was done by hand. Thanks for the opinion about the sapwood, will keep in mind for future designing!

-- Mike Ogden,

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#3 posted 08-20-2012 04:32 PM

Nice box ! I think the location of the sapwood is a personal decision. For me, it’s fine at the top.

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

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