John's money clip box

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Project by josh posted 241 days ago 842 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Woodworkers,

This lil ditty is a commissioned box that I made for a guy who goes to my church. He collects money clips and wanted to know if I could make him a box that had multiple lift-out trays so he could stow them away for none to see. I obliged and this is what I came up with: this concoction of box awesomeness! Instead of making a simple box with lift-out trays, I decided to go the multiple-box-glued-together-with-sliding-drawer-trays route. I like this better. Woods used are: walnut, white pine, maple, cherry, alder, red oak, poplar, blue pine (beetle-kill), mahogany, teak and I guess that’s about it. I used found hardware for the knobs. Yeah, I actually found them on the side of the road connected to a lost drawer. All materials are recycled/reused. Ok, the shellac was not recycled nor was the glue. This was my first time using shellac on a project and I think I am still on the fence about it. Hmmmm.
I have also made a pie box for said man’s wife. That project is soon to find it’s way onto lumberjocks via photorealistic representation.

I thank you for gazing at my box.

Me (Josh)

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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Ron King

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#1 posted 241 days ago

Very nicely done. I like the assortment of woods.

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#2 posted 241 days ago

Great boxes Josh! Nice use of a multiplicity of woods. That bottom box looks like bamboo. As for shellac, as I noted to you in a different post, I’ve been reacquainted with it and find it is easy to work with. It is easily sanded It can be diluted with denatured alcohol to allow a good build up with multiple coats. I use the Bull’s Eye brand, clear, right out of the can unless I want a thicker finish, then I dilute and use multiple coats. I have had good results buffing it with steel wool, then finishing with past wax. Nice finish. Don’t give up on it. Good work my well read friend.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 241 days ago

Nice job. Great wood choice.

-- 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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#4 posted 241 days ago

Beautiful Josh!! Lovely selection of woods too. Ya … I wouldn’t want to use recycled shellac or glue either :)

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#5 posted 241 days ago

Great job and love the trays design.

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

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#6 posted 240 days ago

A 3-stack look in one box. I like it!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#7 posted 240 days ago

Thanks everyone for your comments! Rick, what I don’t like about the shellac is that while applying the second coat, it doesn’t spread evenly. Well, I still have 85% of the can left over, so I have to use it up for something.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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