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Project by JWF posted 10-19-2013 05:25 AM 655 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neice is a cat lover so I made her this box. 9 lives, 9 sides. It’s made from cherry. Dimensions are 2 1/2” high and about 5 1/2” across. It has your basic rabbeted, lift off lid with some facets for visual interest. Finish is BLO with several coats of Deft rattlecan lacquer.

The piece of lumber I was working with wasn’t wide enough for the lid so I resawed a piece and glued it up as a bookmatched panel. Even though it was from the same section of the same board the two sides didn’t take the BLO evenly so there’s a color difference between them, but there’s no blotching so I figure I at least broke even…





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-19-2013 05:30 AM

Very nice and cool looking

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

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#2 posted 10-19-2013 10:43 AM

Nice little box…well done.

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

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#3 posted 10-19-2013 10:51 AM

Wow tricky angle work there. Beautiful job and I think the finish looks great!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#4 posted 10-19-2013 02:29 PM

Unique and very attractive, even when wood seems to have a mind of its own when you finish it.

-- 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 10-19-2013 02:35 PM

Nice and unusual. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#6 posted 10-19-2013 02:41 PM

Nine is a crazy number. Must have been difficult to cut the angles. Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 10-20-2013 02:57 AM

Nice Job my Friend, nine sides is tricky!
How did you cut your 20° angles on the side pieces?

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#8 posted 10-20-2013 07:56 PM

Nice one. The faceted lid is an elegant touch.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#9 posted 10-23-2013 05:04 PM

Lovely and unique box! Like the nine sides design, it must have been a challenge but you nailed it. Great work!

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