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Project by jaykaypur posted 492 days ago 1127 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been a while since I have posted/or made anything. Went out this morning with all intentions of making a mahogany box but ended up grabbing a piece of sycamore cast-off that I had laying around instead. LOL This is just a simple BS box with a tassle for a lid pull. It actually turned out pretty good for a piece of scrap. Finished with Danish oil and Howards wax.

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 492 days ago

Very cool. Do you think there will be any problems with the lid cracking?

-- 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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Tokolosi

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#2 posted 492 days ago

That’s frigging awesome!!!

-- “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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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 492 days ago

Monte===there shouldnt be. There is a 1/4” sycamore “plate” glued onto the underneath of the lid and thats what holds the lid in place.

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

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jjw5858

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#4 posted 492 days ago

Very cool, Sycamore is a nice wood to work with. Good to see you back at it!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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grizzman

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#5 posted 492 days ago

sometimes its funny how you set out to do a certain project and end up doing something else…your bandsaw box turned out great…

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

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bowtie

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#6 posted 492 days ago

WOW! It’s unbelievable what you can do with a “castoff”
Beautiful work.

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

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 492 days ago

Nice box. Would be a great graduation gift with the tassel.

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

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BobWemm

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#8 posted 492 days ago

Magic job.
Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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amagineer

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#9 posted 492 days ago

You created a wonderful piece. It is nature in it’s true form.
-don

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

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Dick

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#10 posted 492 days ago

Very cool idea! I like it.

-- Dick

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JoeyG

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#11 posted 492 days ago

I love how you stayed true to the wood. Way to let it speak for itself. Hope everyone has been will in saw dust land.

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

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Hawaiilad

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#12 posted 492 days ago

Another Good reason we do not call it Scrap.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Roger

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#13 posted 492 days ago

Very slick. Monte brings up a good point. Not cutting the pith out of it, may create some cracking problems later down the road.

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

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Gene Howe

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#14 posted 492 days ago

Nice!
It might crack, but I wouldn’t worry about it.
Cracks can be repaired.
The fun is in the building and sometimes, that can be a continuous process.
Lots of design opportunities in cracks.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 492 days ago

Well, it’s certainly an unusual piece. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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