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Project by maplerock posted 329 days ago 1240 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to everyone that commented or gave me advice on fixing or trashing this box.

I tried several things, and ended up doing several of the fixes. I mixed glue and sawdust, I used some walnut colored putty, and I used a sharpie to blend it in. Here are the before and after of one section.

I (my wife) used tung oil, and three coats (maybe four, easy to lose track) of wipe on poly, and a coat of Johnson’s paste wax.

The box came out pretty well. I like big boxes, and this one looks very pretty. It’s a little like Joan Rivers though… the farther back you stand the better it looks. I’m glad it could be saved.
Thanks again for all of your help!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#1 posted 329 days ago

Great save.. Your box was definitely too nice to discard and I can not tell from the photos that it was ever repaired.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#2 posted 329 days ago

Well done. Beautiful box.

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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#3 posted 328 days ago

A very nice box…good save, you can’t see the fix up…well done.

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

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#4 posted 328 days ago

Very impressive save of a good looking box! Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 328 days ago

Nice save. I knew it was worth it. Guess I don’t get it now huh. :) Good job.

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#6 posted 328 days ago

Great fix! No one will ever know there was an ooops unless you tell them.

Fixing problems is really fun when it works.

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

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#7 posted 328 days ago

Good save. Very nice looking box.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#8 posted 328 days ago

Very nice, nice and clean

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#9 posted 328 days ago

I agree with the others — nice fix! I always hate that “oops” moment when I discover something that went wrong. Sometimes I can blame it on my own stupidity, but other times it’s just life in the shop. But I do love it when the fix comes out just fine — and yours came out wonderfully.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#10 posted 327 days ago

Jerry, nice save. Wormy wood can check like that. I like the familiar look of this box. This box has a great finish.

Everyone makes mistakes, but the more experience we have the better we are at fixing our mistakes. The best way to get experience is to make honest mistakes and fix them. This process adds character to the project and to the wood worker. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 325 days ago

That was a good fix

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#12 posted 325 days ago

Flawless! What a save.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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