Oversized Tallow Box

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Project by jaykaypur posted 311 days ago 776 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I stole this idea from jjw5858 (Joe) and really screwed up in using walnut as the “keeper” on the box. I also did a cross instead of a dovetail because it was easier and I am lazy. The box itself is sycamore and measures 6 1/2×3 x 3 and is finished with Danish oil and wax. I am really P.O.’d at myself for not realizing how the Danish oil would darken both woods and WILL make another one tomorrow. It was quite nice looking before the oil went on….contrasted great. Anyway, my box was “machined” and as difficult as this was for me to figure out, my respect for Joe climbed another notch or two! I will give this to a friend of mine for his “tobacco” box. Thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 311 days ago

Looks great to me as dark as it is. Good job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 311 days ago

You’re being too hard on yourself—your box looks great to me and I really like the color!

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

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#3 posted 311 days ago

This looks awesome! Great job on it!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#4 posted 311 days ago

i agree i like the color makes it look antique!

-- Mcgyver

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#5 posted 311 days ago

Very cool little box…the wood is beautiful…nice job.

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

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#6 posted 311 days ago

the box is wonderful. It will get years of use

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#7 posted 310 days ago

Wonderful grease box.
Welcome to the GBOC…

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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