Another Box

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Project by Jarred posted 10-20-2012 04:00 PM 1182 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box that I made for my pastor. The box is made from figured red maple and redheart. The lining is a faux suede. The inside of the lid is woodburned. Keyed miters are also redheart. Finish is shellac.

Thanks for looking!

-- My projects are imperfect in every way, just like their creator. Their creator loves them nonetheless, just like mine.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-20-2012 04:17 PM

Love the wood!

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

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#2 posted 10-20-2012 04:21 PM

Sharp looking box, Great finish on this one, I like this design, everything fits well, Great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#3 posted 10-20-2012 06:14 PM

Great job. Love the grain pop on the redheart top!!

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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#4 posted 10-20-2012 07:35 PM

What a beauty! the finish is shellac only? or is there an oil base under the shellac??

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

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#5 posted 10-20-2012 10:47 PM

Nice box. I like the feet and the finish is great. Looks like glass. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 10-21-2012 01:16 AM

Nice box. Beautiful wood with an excellent finish. That wooden catch is pretty crafty!

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

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#7 posted 10-21-2012 02:06 AM

Sharp box! Simple but eligant. Where did you get the clasp? How is the redheart set into the top? is it set into a rabbit?

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#8 posted 10-21-2012 02:12 AM

Was the finish polished out? Great looken box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#9 posted 10-21-2012 03:16 AM

Beautiful piece. Great looking wood, well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#10 posted 10-21-2012 03:47 AM

thats a great lookin box nice lookin wood it’s peeerrrrtttty

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#11 posted 10-21-2012 04:46 AM

Beautiful box! Great job and the finish looks amazing.

-- David

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#12 posted 10-21-2012 04:02 PM

Thanks for the comments. The finish is just shellac in a 1# cut with dilute paste wax over the final coat. A little tricky keeping color from bleeding from the redheart to the maple lid edges. I used masking tape to try to reduce the bleed but still had to sand out the lid edges a little bit.

In retrospect I would have French polished it, but hadn’t tried that at the time I made this box.

-- My projects are imperfect in every way, just like their creator. Their creator loves them nonetheless, just like mine.

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