curve top box

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Project by terry603 posted 602 days ago 996 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

curve top box,made of maple from a big box store. ,,the stained one is red oak color. felt lined. 4 coats of spray lacquer ,wet sanded with 600 grit.. made 6 at once for christmas gifts for the guys in the family do you prefer the blonde or the readhead?

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#1 posted 602 days ago

Definitely the blonde. If the wood becomes stressed the box will never know it. Now the redhead? you never know when it will explode on you. What angle did you use on the TS cut?

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#2 posted 602 days ago

i had the template you see on the end. , on both sides ofthe piece. lined it up by, i couldn’t tell you the degree of angle.
the instructions also said to finish shaping by using a plane,since idon’t have a plane,i found that 120 grit in a ROS did the job in less than a minute once the rough shape was completed

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#3 posted 602 days ago

Nice boxes ! I like the red best.

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

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Larry Owens

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#4 posted 602 days ago

Cool box, I like the red also.

-- Larry, North Carolina,!/woodworkin

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#5 posted 602 days ago

Blonde, very nice, thanks.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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#6 posted 602 days ago

Red. Nice boxes. Will make great gifts.

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#7 posted 601 days ago

I’ve always been a Redhead guy…... The Blondes are nice toooooooo

-- Brock, Illinois

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#8 posted 601 days ago

Great boxes, the red does seem to stand out more for some reason

-- Norman

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#9 posted 562 days ago

I wish I did that (make a few ) I’m still tryin to get the finish right.
Very nice job!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#10 posted 413 days ago

Woodsmith Shop…......It’s a toss up between the two woods.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#11 posted 413 days ago

Nice group of boxes. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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