Iron Mike

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Project by sgtq posted 11-16-2013 04:00 PM 1190 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another box for a leader. Box is constructed of Black Walnut (which contained some amazing figure on the front) and Oak for the lid. I used butt joints and installed cabinet poppers to raise the lid with magnets to hold it in place when they are depressed. The pyrography on top is of an Engineer Soldier we call “Iron Mike” it is from a poster that dates all the way back to WW II. I used carbon paper to transfer the outline than added all the details myself. I was so excited to tackle this because I just updated my cheap weller burner to a New Colwood Detailer unit and I love it . The amount of detail I can incorporate with the new burner is amazing and I plan on writing a review about the tool later. Finish is 3 coats of high gloss Fornsbys Tung Oil. Thanks for looking!!

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#1 posted 11-16-2013 05:49 PM

It’s a great box and done very nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 11-16-2013 08:18 PM

Very special. Beautifully done.

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

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#3 posted 11-16-2013 11:52 PM

a very nice box, the pyrography is excellent and I like how you used cabinet poppers to raise the lid…great job.

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#4 posted 11-17-2013 12:05 AM

Another great looking box.

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#5 posted 11-17-2013 03:40 AM


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#6 posted 11-18-2013 04:15 PM

Outstanding! Your box is very nice but I really like your pyrography.

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#7 posted 11-20-2013 04:30 PM

Great looking box! Like the cool pyrography design and the black walnut looks amazing. Great job!

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