box for wife

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Project by PatBrownfield posted 09-24-2012 01:55 AM 1626 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small box I made for my wife. I used three types of maple; curley, ambrosia and birds eye. Used the same clear process of wet sanding between each coat to obtain the clear finish bringing out the unique texture and grain of the different woods used. Blue velvet was used to line the box giving it a nice rich finish. Thanks for checking it out.

-- Pat Brownfield Westland,Michigan

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#1 posted 09-24-2012 02:02 AM

Another nice one, Pat. Keep it up

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 09-24-2012 02:25 AM

Very nice look.good use of the wood.

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

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#3 posted 09-24-2012 07:41 AM

The lenghts some guys go to to keep the boss happy always amazes me!

Great work, it looks beautiful

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#4 posted 09-24-2012 10:48 AM

It’s really nicely done. Congratulations.

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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#5 posted 09-24-2012 11:34 AM

Very nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 09-24-2012 12:46 PM

Nice job Pat. I am seeing more and more splined miter joints and I really like the look. Keep up the good work.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#7 posted 09-24-2012 01:27 PM

Nice. Was the clear coat a poly or lacquer?

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#8 posted 09-24-2012 04:17 PM

Very nice job—love the use of three maples. Must have used lacquer to have kept it all from yellowing, correct?

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

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#9 posted 09-24-2012 04:19 PM

Nice tight miters and I really like the bevels to lighten the look … great job.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#10 posted 09-25-2012 01:25 AM

A great use of some beautiful maple.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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