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Project by maplerock posted 09-25-2013 06:38 PM 1553 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.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/89595

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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longgone

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#1 posted 09-25-2013 06:41 PM

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

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#2 posted 09-25-2013 07:38 PM

Well done. Beautiful box.

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#3 posted 09-25-2013 10:22 PM

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

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 09-25-2013 10:43 PM

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

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#5 posted 09-25-2013 11:50 PM

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

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 09-26-2013 12:26 AM

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

Fixing problems is really fun when it works.

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tefinn

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#7 posted 09-26-2013 02:43 AM

Good save. Very nice looking box.

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 09-26-2013 03:19 AM

Very nice, nice and clean

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#9 posted 09-26-2013 03:38 AM

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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Boxguy

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#10 posted 09-27-2013 07:05 AM

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.

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kyledude2000

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#11 posted 09-29-2013 04:26 AM

That was a good fix

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#12 posted 09-29-2013 04:59 AM

Flawless! What a save.

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