Old Ammo box

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Project by Larion Magó posted 10-18-2013 10:15 AM 1793 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this old ammo box in the basement after cleaning, and i didn’t want to drop it.
So i decided to do something with it. It’s not the nicest box in the world, it have some crack. and the top is smaller than the box, but i like it :)
If the painted date is correct in it (in the fourth picture) it is 30 years old, but it still massive.

So i sanded that green paint down, corrected the mistakes what i could. Sanded down the paint and the rust from the hinges too.
Finally I saned the whole box in oil, with p120 sandpaper.
I used parafin oil in it.
Finally i put it some nice brown color, and some bees wax.
I like the wax because it’s easy to put in and correct the mistakes, rather than the lacquer.

Now i have a nice (not the most beautiful) box, but it have a feeling :)
I have to decide what I will put into it lastly. :))
I have no idea yet.. I prefer gold, and treasure… but i don’t have any :((

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-18-2013 11:21 AM

Your treasure is the great work you made yourself. You might have created an heirloom for years to come.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Larion Magó

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#2 posted 10-18-2013 12:49 PM

Thank you :)

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#3 posted 10-18-2013 04:21 PM

I like it—nice job. I use one for magazines in my family room.

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

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#4 posted 10-18-2013 08:42 PM

Well done…a very nice restoration of an ammo box…looks great.

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

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#5 posted 10-19-2013 05:22 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!

-- The difference between Genius & Stupidity is that Genius has it's Limit!

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#6 posted 10-23-2013 01:51 PM

Great rebuild on that beautiful box. Like the brown color and the finish. A great heirloom piece and storage for family mementos.

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#7 posted 10-23-2013 02:16 PM

That’s a nice reproduction. It’s very attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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