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Scrap Box? I don't think so.

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Project by jaykaypur posted 08-31-2012 12:33 AM 1287 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this out of sycamore, cedar and walnut. Sycamore are the sides and top, cedar is the bottom, and walnut for the splines and top also. Box is mitered and then the corners were 45’d as was the tops sides too. The handle was free-formed by hand and is sycamore. Box measures 7×7 x 4 1/2 and is finished with wax and polished up to a nice sheen. Thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!





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Roger

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#1 posted 08-31-2012 12:51 AM

A really kool lil box Jay. The wood combos are very nice together. I do like the handle also. I was expecting “Thing” from the Adams Family to come out and pay us a visit. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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bowtie

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#2 posted 08-31-2012 01:15 AM

awesome box Jay. the handle turned out great, makes it jaykaypur-fect

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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SisQMark

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#3 posted 08-31-2012 02:01 AM

Great little box, well done. In my shop there is no such thing as scrap wood, unless it is saw dust or wood chips, & I even use those. I save everything for future use somewhere. Nice box.
Mark~

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 08-31-2012 02:24 AM

Nice job, good looking wood and cool handle.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 08-31-2012 02:45 AM

I like the handle as well. Really like the wood grain. Is that normal sycamore?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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jaykaypur

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#6 posted 08-31-2012 03:17 AM

Monte———-yes, that is what “normal” sycamore looks like. Its a beautiful semi-soft wood that is great to work with.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Tokolosi

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#7 posted 08-31-2012 05:13 AM

Sycamore smells so great when cut too. And you are right, soft texture. Love it.

Jay the box is great but the handle is exquisite!! Beautifull composition.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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MonteCristo

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#8 posted 08-31-2012 06:37 PM

Nice ! Makes me want to get my hands on some sycamore !

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

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jjw5858

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#9 posted 08-31-2012 11:46 PM

Great looking project Jay. Love the grain in this sycamore! Thanks for sharing it.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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oldnovice

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#10 posted 08-31-2012 11:55 PM

Good job, well done, and good looking!

I have never worked with Sycamore before perhaps I should try it!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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venusflytraps

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#11 posted 09-06-2012 10:58 PM

ive never worked with sycamore,, totally dig the colors, thats a sweet box

-- rob

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oldnovice

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#12 posted 09-06-2012 11:19 PM

After reading this post

I don’t know if I want to take a chance on Sycamore as ErikF seemed to have some severe issues and so did some others in that forum.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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jaykaypur

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#13 posted 09-06-2012 11:28 PM

oldnovice—-yeah I read that and feel for him. Fortuanately, I have never had any problems with any woods I have used.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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oldnovice

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#14 posted 09-07-2012 01:43 AM

jaykaypur,

I had a reaction to something in my workshop back in Illinois but I never tracked it down to any wood specific species and it was not as bad as ErikF!

I know a lot of the exotic woods can have some toxicity issues but I never thought that domestics woods could be that bad!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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