Shaker candle box

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Project by borny posted 12-12-2012 07:59 AM 1447 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Second attempt at a shaker inspired candle box. I made this will all hand tools, minus a sander. It’s been 20 plus years since I’ve attempted to work wood, minus the summer I workied in construction building pole barns, and will admit this one addicting hobby.. I finished this with Danish Oil and I’m debating on adding shellac for a stronger more durable finish.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-12-2012 08:53 AM

Welcome to LJ’s

I suck with hand tools. I should try to do more.

Good job. I would put shellac on it. Helps protect it.

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

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#2 posted 12-12-2012 02:27 PM

Nicely done. Looks fine with the Oil. The candle boxes make nice gifts I have discovered… I need to make a few more. Yes, once you start working with wood… especially the smaller projects, the more addictive it becomes.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#3 posted 12-12-2012 07:53 PM

Carry on with your addiction. It produces wonderful results.

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#4 posted 12-12-2012 08:34 PM

I really like those raised panel lids! Great job!

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

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#5 posted 12-12-2012 11:00 PM

Thanks for the kind words! This is actually a Christmas present for my brother. He is a teacher and thought something for his desk would be nice.

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#6 posted 12-13-2012 11:19 AM

Borny, the raised panel is a nice way of getting a grip on the top to slide it back and forth. Good call. Looks like some real craftsmanship here. I like corners with 45 and splines, but that is just my thing. The spalted maple looks very nice. In my opinion, the best finish for boxes that get handled a lot is wipe on poly. Click Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 12-14-2012 11:49 PM

Lots of firsts for me! Never used wiped on poly, do you just Minwax wipe on poly? These are actually rabbets glued. When I complete the finish I will as some nails. I like the spline miter and I’m going to try them on somecandle holders we are giving out for Christmas.

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