Soap Box

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Project by randyb posted 12-23-2012 04:13 PM 953 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friend wanted an old timey looking soap box to give his wife for Christmas, I had fum making it, I got to use my new planer for the first time, also tried ammonia fuming, I think it turned out great, looks antique.

-- I was going for that distressed look

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#1 posted 12-23-2012 05:11 PM

That is real nice work! I have never been good at or what device do you use? and how big is that nice new planer? .. I am really jealous! Your friend’s wife is going to really love the box! Merry Christmas to you and your family!


-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#2 posted 12-23-2012 05:39 PM

Very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-23-2012 07:12 PM

Nice work on this project. Is that QSWO I see there? and how did you do the fuming?

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

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#4 posted 12-23-2012 08:37 PM

Haven’t tried fuming yet.Good job.

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

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#5 posted 12-24-2012 02:16 PM

Thanks for the comments, I used a keller style dove tail jig for the dovetails, That’s a powermatic 20” I showed it because the top was 19” wide, I was excited on how good of a job it did planing the it. after it went thru there was very little sanding left to do. I used rift sawn red oak, and just a trash bag with household ammonia. White oak is hard to get in Utah. Have a Merry Christmas

-- I was going for that distressed look

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