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Project by Gianni posted 03-02-2013 01:14 PM 1905 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw an interesting looking piece of pine and thought I’d try to make something of it. I really like Andy’s boxes, and this is what came of it. I wanted to keep the coloring of the board, and in the past oil-based poly has turned the blueish streaking in the beetlekill pine a dark grey and ambered the light wood (as advertised, of course). After some searching I decided to try water-based poly, and I think it kept the color pretty true.

I really like the water-based, just for cleanup purposes. I can never get as good a result from brushing as I do from spraying. Literally, the difference in quality of the finish is entirely worth suiting up and putting on the respirator, and being able to clean the spray gun in the sink with soap and water makes my life a whole lot easier.

I do need to work on those hinge mortising and alignment skills. I just cut these into the base with a file, figuring that slow and steady would prevent me from destroying what was up to that point a pretty good project.





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ghost5

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#1 posted 03-02-2013 01:23 PM

Good job and pretty wood.

-- Tommy, http://www.followingghost.com

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Bobsboxes

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#2 posted 03-02-2013 03:09 PM

Great looking project, love that double lid look.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 03-02-2013 03:43 PM

unique wood and design .good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 03-02-2013 03:44 PM

That’s a neat little box! I like the design and the wood grain also.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 03-02-2013 03:45 PM

Really cool; I’m going to have to try building one of those some day

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 03-02-2013 06:25 PM

Love the box design

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

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#7 posted 03-02-2013 07:17 PM

Very nice…the double lid gives it a unique look. Do they make water based poly in a spray can? Much easier than having to clean a spray gun for something taking 30 seconds to spray. I quit using my spray gun a compressor on boxes for that reason.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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NormG

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#8 posted 03-02-2013 07:32 PM

Great way to change to appearance of the top, well done

-- Norman

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Gianni

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#9 posted 03-03-2013 12:03 AM

Haven’t seen it in a rattle can. I don’t tend to get the same results from spray cans, I think because i can’t control the consistency/thickness of the material as well.

Thamks for all the kind words.

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#10 posted 03-03-2013 01:49 AM

shape and design are very nice, fitment looks really good.

-- Regehr & Sons Woodcraft

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 03-03-2013 02:16 AM

A very nice “wing” box. The color looks just like fresh cut!

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

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 03-05-2013 02:31 PM

Great design on the double opposite lids. Like the beautiful choice of wood. Fantastic box!

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 03-05-2013 03:44 PM

That’s a real nice box and I don’t see many of that type. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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josh

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#14 posted 03-19-2013 04:31 AM

You do good box!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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