Anniversary box

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Project by CatholicWoodworker posted 364 days ago 992 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was an anniversary gift for my wife. It’s curly maple and walnut. It turned out pretty well for my first attempt at something like this. I’m not too pleased with the finish (shellac then wax), but that can always be removed and redone.

-- "What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway." -Mother Teresa

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#1 posted 364 days ago

Nice box- beautiful maple

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#2 posted 364 days ago

Beautiful box made out of beautiful wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 364 days ago

Attractive project with outstanding wood.

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#4 posted 364 days ago

nice box, like the mitered keys. As for the finish, you might try adding more layers of shellac and using a 1/2 lb cut for the final coat (im assuming you used shellac in a can) just add some denatured alcohol and your set.

-- Bryan, york pa

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#5 posted 364 days ago

Beautiful anniversary box…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#6 posted 363 days ago

Nice box of beautiful wood. The shellac really popped the grain on that maple. What don’t you like about the finish? It looks good from here!

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

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#7 posted 363 days ago

Love the look of that curly maple and the shape of the box. Did you design it? What are the dimensions?

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#8 posted 363 days ago

Very nice work. Curly Maple is a favorite of mine.

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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#9 posted 363 days ago

You can apply anything over shellac. Why not several coats of polyurethane? Gloss or sei-gloss, depending on your preference. I’m with sonnyr, did you design this? I like it alot.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#10 posted 361 days ago

What a great anniversary gift! That box looks really pretty, great design and the woods are gorgeous. Great job!

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