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Project by gwolfe1977 posted 234 days ago 778 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used some really knotted up cedar on this box. Rounded all the corners and decided to not put any feet or moldings on it. I rubbed a coat of Teak Oil on and left it sit for about 2 weeks the sprayed 3 coats of Minwax satin poly. I then sanded with 600 grit and resprayed with 3 more coats of poly. Comments and criticism is always welcomed. Thanks for looking.

-- Gary,Nebraska





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 234 days ago

Nice box with nice display of the wood’s natural grain and knots.

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

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BusterB

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#2 posted 234 days ago

That is a beautiful box…the wood is awesome and you did a great job displaying it to full effect….nice build Gary

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 234 days ago

Very nice! I love wood with ‘character” and your definitely has it.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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iamcliff

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#4 posted 234 days ago

Wow, those knots really make it interesting. Looks like the box came out great all around. Nice work.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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Cliff

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#5 posted 233 days ago

Gary,
What can I say!!!!! That is beautiful!!!!! I love the effect that the knots have, really adds lots of character. The swirl effect on the lid, inside and out really stands out too. You are getting better and better.
What is your method with the miter joints? Apart from glue do you pin them somehow after gluing? I am thinking of a project where I will need to have miter joints and the way you have done them looks to be the way I would attempt in my project.

Another great project Gary!!! The Teak Oil left to sit worked out very well too.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 233 days ago

Gary, those are some wicked looking knots. Nice build on the box. Good decision without the feet. Very selective hinge choice.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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hoss12992

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#7 posted 233 days ago

Absolutely love this. All those knots really make the piece pop! Great job buddy

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 233 days ago

A very nice box and choice of wood.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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aussiedave

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#9 posted 233 days ago

Very nice jewellery box there Gary, the cedar looks great and the knots just ad to the over all great look.
Nicely done.

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

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dean2336

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#10 posted 233 days ago

lookin good .cedar is a cool wood that has a unique character.what’s next?

-- dean2336,nebr.

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 233 days ago

Gary, this is nicely done and the wood is beautiful.

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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tomd

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#12 posted 233 days ago

Good looking box, nice work.

-- Tom D

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drewm873

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#13 posted 233 days ago

Very nice. I do have some leftover cedar…hmmm. :)

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