Christmas Box 2012

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Project by ken_c posted 12-17-2012 12:45 PM 1492 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut, Hard Maple and Purple Heart. A one off box made for our white elephant Christmas exchange. A couple coats of shellac followed by a couple coats of poly. Hind sight tells me I should have started with linseed oil then shellac then poly…

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#1 posted 12-17-2012 03:29 PM

We’re always smarter after the fact.

Beautiful box

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-17-2012 03:30 PM

That is a very beautifull box. Love the design and the lid and lifter is really striking.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#3 posted 12-17-2012 04:50 PM

Beautiful box!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 12-17-2012 04:52 PM

Cool looking box ,a excellent design and build.

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#5 posted 12-17-2012 07:21 PM

Everything about it can easily be liked.

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#6 posted 12-17-2012 11:50 PM

Very well done. Like the way you mixed the woods.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 01-05-2013 05:38 PM

Hey Ken not sure how I missed this post! Grewat job and use of some nice wood. I’m sure it was a big hit for the X-mas fun. I have 2 jewerly boxes I’m making but have been on hold while I recoup from Knee surgery. Almost there. Look fwd to making some sawdust. How did you fasten the hanld to the top? We might be coming back to Mich in Feb. My buddy who lives on the Chain Lakes got certified for commercial fireworks. The plan a show off the ice every year so just maybe, LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 01-05-2013 08:54 PM

I used some CA glue for the handle – I was going to mortice it in but changed my mind – Please let me know if you come to MI and if you have time to hang out for a bit. Note: Weekends are usually tough in the winter due to snowmobiling…

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