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Project by mcoyfrog posted 06-26-2013 03:34 AM 1034 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok so I finally got to try out Andys technique (art box) Not quite the work of art I had hoped but hey its made to hold the soft paper that wipes up after you LOL.

The top pieces and legs are lace wood and hand carved with a dremal and hours of sanding. The box is cherry and ground out with a grinding stone on my angle grinder. (I just got one of those cool ones with the chainsaw blade on it, can’t wait to try it on next project). Anyway the sanding on this part wasn’t anywhere as close to the time it took on the legs.

Things I learned, something this tall really needs four legs, its a bit top heavy. Also I flowed my grinding around the corners of the box but I never thought about clamping down the lid and making that flow too. There is always next time.

I usually do a modified french polish finish where I use a 1lb cut shelac for a couple a coats then a couple coats of wipe-on poly. I’ve found it to be fool proof for me at least. Well I didn’t have any wipe-on poly at the time so I just tried to wipe on very light full strength poly, Yeah…..... that didn’t work so well. So I got to do some more sanding and had to get some wipe-on poly anyway… jeez you would think I would learn by now..

Thanks for looking and let me know what you think.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug





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jack1

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#1 posted 06-26-2013 03:42 AM

Looks like it’ll hold lots of backup for reload so to speak. A good feature in a house with women…

;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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mja979

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#2 posted 06-26-2013 03:43 AM

That is a lot of wiping. Way better than the plastic holder on my wall! A novel idea. Thank you for sharing

-- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/787761497/the-hybrid-3d-lunatic-and-other-maze-puzzles

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Knothead62

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#3 posted 06-26-2013 06:56 PM

Great project. That will be a most useful object in the house. Gotta make one for the daughter as she doesn’t have one in the mudroom.

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mcoyfrog

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#4 posted 06-27-2013 06:37 PM

Thanks for the comments,

You too funny Jack, definitely lots of ammo

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 06-28-2013 04:52 PM

That’s one beautiful and unique holder! Unique and cool design and great finish. I’m sure Mom likes it. Well done!

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Shuja

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#6 posted 12-03-2014 03:21 PM

Gifts to MOM!
Mom will love any gift from Son
Good thinking
Great execution

-- shuja

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mcoyfrog

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#7 posted 12-04-2014 08:01 PM

So true Shuja thanks for the comment

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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