Christmas Box 2012

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Project by ken_c posted 592 days ago 926 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 591 days ago

We’re always smarter after the fact.

Beautiful box

-- 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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#2 posted 591 days ago

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 591 days ago

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 591 days ago

Cool looking box ,a excellent design and build.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 591 days ago

Everything about it can easily be liked.

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#6 posted 591 days ago

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 572 days ago

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 572 days ago

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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