Simple Box`

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Project by Masterchief posted 2202 days ago 1373 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a very simple box constructed of “paduk and cherry”, it is for our neighbor as a birthday gift. Forgive the lighting as my camera is not the best. My theme for the box is called the “Praying Hands Box”.

-- When you are at a point in life and you think there is nothing more to learn, then you must understand that you have learned nothing at all. Billy

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#1 posted 2202 days ago

Good job on the box, Senior. What did you use for the finish? I’m pretty new to woodworking and I haven’t yet developed the ability to look at a project and tell what was used for the finish. I like how your box turned out.

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#2 posted 2202 days ago

A “simple” box? I guess it is all a matter of perspective.

Very, very nice.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 2202 days ago

Very nice, I am sure your neighbor will love it.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#4 posted 2202 days ago

Nice looking box, SeniorChief! Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 2202 days ago

Well done. Nice looking box.

-- Bob

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#6 posted 2202 days ago

I like the handle. Thanks for the post.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#7 posted 2202 days ago

Great box Chief, your neighbor would be crazy not to love it. If not my emails below, shoot me a line. LOL. Nice work on that top, I like the way it slopes down on the corners, nice finish too.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 2202 days ago


I used Danish Oil on the Paduk as this oil will darker the wood as much as Tung Oil will and this allows the wood to maintain its natural color. As far as the top, Cheery will always darker with age and especially if the person allows the wood to set in the natural sun, so I used Shellac as the sealer and urethane-varnish mixture to protect it from changing color to much. I wanted the cheery to retain a lighter color. I also allowed 24 hours between coats and at each application I buffed the box out with 0000-steel wool. the final coat is wax. I hope this helps.


-- When you are at a point in life and you think there is nothing more to learn, then you must understand that you have learned nothing at all. Billy

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#9 posted 2202 days ago

Nice box – I particularily like the top and the handle.

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#10 posted 2202 days ago

Apparently, your idea of simple is vastly different from mine. Or you are just speaking a language I don’t understand. It’s a beautiful box and a great gift.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#11 posted 2201 days ago

Beautiful contrast and grain patterns. Great job, SeniorChief.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#12 posted 2200 days ago

this one I really like … cool design

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#13 posted 2190 days ago

I like your work, Senior. How did you make the lid?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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