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Project by TexasJim posted 674 days ago 780 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was an experiment that had too many features – curved lid, through tenons, no a well thought out design. I should have had the tenons come through the front rather than the sides; curved lid is OK but could be better. First attempt(s) on the tenons I blew out the ends on about 5 or 6 pieces. Finally moved it back a little and gave me more beef and it didn’t blow out. Fortunately you can’t see all the gaffs in the photo but it was a fun try. Next one will be better.

The lid is darker in person and doesn’t clash as much as in the photo. Not as dark as the Mahogany but more of a soft golden color. I guess the flash washed it out.

About 9” long x 6” deep x 4” tall. Box is Honduran Mahogany and lid is Sycamore. Finish is my favorite, BLO and Shellac.

-- If the world was a logical place, men would be the ones who ride horses sidesaddle.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 674 days ago

Looks pretty cool. Only rounded lid I have had was from it warping :-0

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 674 days ago

Jim I like it

I think the design has great potential.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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TexasJim

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#3 posted 673 days ago

One correction to my post. It was the mortises that blew out, not the tenons.

-- If the world was a logical place, men would be the ones who ride horses sidesaddle.

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