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Project by Don Mitchell posted 03-26-2007 03:42 AM 2083 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple box I did this weekend just to keep busy! It’s 8” x 4-1/2 ” and 4-1/2 tall. The box is of cherry and the splines are walnut, the finish is shellac and wax.

-- Don

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#1 posted 03-26-2007 03:49 AM

That is a real nice chunk of cherry! Good work!

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#2 posted 03-26-2007 03:49 AM

Nice box.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 03-26-2007 03:55 AM

Very nice, that’s some pretty cherry. Boxes are my favorite projects, if I can ever get done with this Kitchen remodel I hope to get back to some box making!



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#4 posted 03-26-2007 05:29 AM

a very nice piece of cherry! (and a nice box too ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#5 posted 03-26-2007 06:02 AM

i like the grain patterns on the cherry! great job!

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (

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#6 posted 03-26-2007 03:39 PM

Beautiful! I like the splines. You gave me an idea for a technique I haven’t tried yet.

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

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#7 posted 03-27-2007 02:02 AM

Thanks, I appreciate the comments. I got several more boards of that cherry laying around, I’ll have to see what else I can do with it!

-- Don

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#8 posted 03-27-2007 02:31 AM

Great box Don. Beautiful wood. Thanks for sharing.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#9 posted 03-27-2007 04:53 AM

Beautiful box.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#10 posted 03-27-2007 05:00 AM

Really nice, I have to agree with a combination of the comments by Louis and Charlie. I really like how the splines compliment the darker grain patterns in the wood. It looks really great!!

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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