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Aspen Lift Lid Box

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Project by Joshua Oehler posted 10-15-2013 12:11 PM 1471 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing fancy, this was just a skill building box. I bought the aspen (atleast I believe that is what it is) from my local Lowes. The splines were from a small piece of bloodwood I got from a rockler mixed exotic box. I did this box about a year ago. I had intended to make a small tray to ride on the runners inside but I never got around to it.

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"





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majuvla

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#1 posted 10-15-2013 02:26 PM

Nice box, aspen looks great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Joshua Oehler

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#2 posted 10-15-2013 02:55 PM

I doesn’t seem like the most durable wood. I pretty sure if I dropped this it would shatter into a million pieces. but I was just happy to see something that wasn’t pine or oak at the local big box store. It really stinks living in southwest florida. No hardwood/exotic wood dealers around. My wife even does truss design for the lumberyard here in naples….they don’t even carry hardwoods. It’s pretty bad when I am jealous of other people being able to get maple, cherry & walnut. I’m not even picky enough to want figured wood at this point!!!

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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toddl1962

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#3 posted 10-15-2013 04:48 PM

Like you I have found Aspen to be fragile and doesn’t take stain very well. However, I got a half-dozen Aspen panel boards for $1 each because they were cull items, most with minor damage. I have had fun making practice projects and furniture that’s going to be painted anyhow.

-- Todd

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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 10-18-2013 04:33 PM

Great looking box! Like the use of contrasting woods and the splines. Great job!

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Jokker78

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#5 posted 10-28-2013 12:40 PM

Maple walnut and cherry are my favorite woods.

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 10-28-2013 04:03 PM

A nice clean box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Joshua Oehler

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#7 posted 10-28-2013 09:58 PM

Thanks guys!

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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