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Walnut/Maple sapper box.

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Project by sgtq posted 11-10-2013 04:20 AM 951 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made to be presented as a going away gift from some individuals to there leader as he moved on to a new duty station. I used Black Walnut and Hard maple to make the box, all 3/4 thick. The box was inlaid with walnut on the top and maple on the sides just as a fun add on. I used butt joints to join the box, the brass screws in the front and back are decorative and meant to compliment the rest of the brass fittings. The design on top is The United States Army Sapper Leader Course logo and was burned in with a weller woodburner. (thank goodness I recently upgraded that lol) Finish was 3 coats of low gloss tong oil. Thanks for Looking.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton





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Rick

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#1 posted 11-10-2013 05:48 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thanks For Posting.

Rick

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#2 posted 11-10-2013 01:37 PM

A very special box, it will be cherished for a long time.
-don

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#3 posted 11-10-2013 06:41 PM

Anther great box with very special art.
I would suggest that you put something under one side of the box so you top could be seen better in your photo.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 11-10-2013 09:11 PM

Nice project and good job on the wood burning.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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sgtq

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#5 posted 11-11-2013 12:59 AM

Good idea Jim! Thanks

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#6 posted 11-13-2013 04:55 AM

Very nice looking boxes brother. Your freed hand skills are crazy. I’m going to attempt to wood burn a picture into a shelf for my wife. The wood is oak and the design will be close to the same size as your lid. Any tips or suggestions? Does the wood burner make a big difference?

-- Reed

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sgtq

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#7 posted 11-14-2013 12:20 AM

Reed, good to hear from you!! I have to say yes, it is very possible to burn a design with one of the cheaper burners and I got good use out of my Weller but…..... I upgraded this weekend to a Colwood unit and it is amazing but pricey!! With the new burner I am able to do even more detail. As a matter of fact I am finishing a box now that I will post in the next couple of days, the lid is oak and the design on top is outrageous! I kind of got carried away with the new tool lol. Hope you get to check it out

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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sgtq

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#8 posted 11-14-2013 12:22 AM

No matter what you use just take your time have fun with it and even though you can’t erase God created 60 grit sandpaper for a reason lol

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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