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My first box with a band saw curve. Douglas Fir with a raised panel lid of quilted maple and walnut. And a removable aromatic red cedar liner. Hand cut box joints.

-- --Jeff - Whenever my dad would catch me wishin' instead of doin', he'd say, "Why don't you wish in one hand and *hit in the other and see which you get the most in!"





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 634 days ago

Really nice box. Great job on joints. Just curious, why removable lining?

-- 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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jak5quat

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#2 posted 634 days ago

Hey, thanks for posting. On the liner, there were actually two reasons. 1) Since it’s 1/4 in aromatic red cedar (scraps from a friend’s closet lining project), I thought if I ended up keeping it I might like to change that out down the road for whatever reason – renew the aroma; choose a different wood; etc. And if I sold it, the new owner would have those same options. 2) Since the cedar is left unfinished, but the inside of the box IS finished, I would need to make advance provisions for a glue-up to be successful. That seemed like a hassle, though I did then have to take extra care to get a tight fit since the protruding edge of the liner is the lip that holds the lid in place.

Incidentally, the lid panel is spot glued only in the middle of the two short ends so the panel came move with the seasons. The most difficult aspect was the walnut lid frame and the 8 separate router-table passes to get the profile.

-- --Jeff - Whenever my dad would catch me wishin' instead of doin', he'd say, "Why don't you wish in one hand and *hit in the other and see which you get the most in!"

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 634 days ago

Very nice job on this box. Hand cut box joints (I wouldn’t know where to begin). Clever way you did the removable liner. And some exceptional doug fir and maple. An all around winner! Posting the dimensions and finish used would always be appreciated :)

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

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twokidsnosleep

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#4 posted 633 days ago

I really like this
Great lines, color and attention to details
Awesome work!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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jak5quat

9 posts in 797 days


#5 posted 629 days ago

Thanks you guys! This was my best to-date. My joinery gets a little better with each project now that I’m beginning to understand the concept of Course/Medium/Fine in my use of tools, both power and hand. gfadvm: I usually list most of that info if you zoom the promo-card montage. But this one is L: 11 1/4 – W: 6 1/4 – H: 5 1/2 Types of wood are on the card. I’m just starting to experiement with different finishing materials and techniques. Up until this box I’ve been pretty much a Wipe-On Poly guy; usually Satin or Satin with a small percentage of Gloss mixed in; usually 3 coats, knock down the dust between with 0000 steel wool. With this box I started with a sealing coat of dewaxed shellac lightly sanded and topped with a single coat of Wipe-On Poly Satin lightly steel wooled and a thin coat of Behlen Blue Label Carnuba Past Wax. I was trying to keep the surface a little more natural looking (less Poly Plasticized) with a lower sheen, yet “baby-butt” smooth.

-- --Jeff - Whenever my dad would catch me wishin' instead of doin', he'd say, "Why don't you wish in one hand and *hit in the other and see which you get the most in!"

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