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Project by jaykaypur posted 01-28-2013 12:36 AM 1028 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is truly pieced together. Dimensions = 10 1/2”L x 5 1/2”W x 5”H. The carcase of the box is sasafras and then I took a previously posted CB—that I didn’t like—and cut it up for the top and bottom. Then….I figured I would use the rest of the CB to line the box! It worked out great. The border that holds the top in place is cherry. The woods used in this are cedar, cherry, spalted hickory, sycamore, sassafras, and walnut. I applied danish oil (2 coats), wipe-on poly (2 coats), and then a special blended wax. I wet sanded this thing twice and then took a scotch pad to it. I tried getting it as smooth and buffed as I could. Compared to the unfinished pic, the final product is satisfactory to me. Thanks for the looks and comments.

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





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#1 posted 01-28-2013 12:56 AM

Very cool

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

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 01:20 AM

there are sure a lot of boxes popping up tonight, if i dont watch myself, ill be doing one myself..really nice box…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 01:50 AM

Neat!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 01-28-2013 01:57 AM

Different CB concept. Wood is to precious not to reuse.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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bowtie

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#5 posted 01-28-2013 02:22 AM

Wow beautiful box, I never thought of this.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#6 posted 01-28-2013 02:24 AM

I think “box” every time I see a cool cutting board and now you went and did it. I think it turned out very well. You have some major cool woods in there!

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

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#7 posted 01-28-2013 12:33 PM

I think this design with the different woods has a cool looking african or tribal like feeling to it. Very cool, a cutting board box! Nice work.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#8 posted 01-28-2013 02:32 PM

Great thinking and nicely done.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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#9 posted 01-28-2013 04:29 PM

Awesome box! Love how you made the different kinds of wood scraps into one amazing box.

—www.sawblade.com

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#10 posted 01-28-2013 07:30 PM

The colors so varied! We need to keep making boxes. The world has not enough.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#11 posted 01-28-2013 07:51 PM

Nicely done Jay. Great re-use, design and execution!

I Love using these busy cb cutt-offs.

-- “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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#12 posted 01-28-2013 10:56 PM

This is very interesting. The woods all look gr8 together. Nice build

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#13 posted 01-29-2013 01:50 PM

great job
love the thought pattern on using the wood

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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