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My first attempt at Shaker oval boxes, with a great deal of help courtesy of John Wilson’s materials and instruction. Made of cherry wood finished with boiled linseed oil and a few light coats of shellac.
They turned out okay and I will be definitely be making more!

-- Carl, Iowa





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Max

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#1 posted 01-11-2014 04:59 AM

Those look great. I need to try my hand at making some.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 01-11-2014 06:37 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 01-11-2014 08:35 AM

They do look great! On my bucket list.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 01-11-2014 11:33 AM

Okay? They turned out great Carl! Were these from a kit? Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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SPalm

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#5 posted 01-11-2014 01:34 PM

Those are really nice. Good job.

I have always wanted to make some. What a beautiful design.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 01-11-2014 02:44 PM

Nice – you had better luck than I. I tried making an oval box but lost 2 making the bend. Have to improve my hot water bath. BTW on my projects I posted a photo of the machine John uses to make the copper tacks. I took the photo about 10 years ago when I visited his shop.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 01-11-2014 02:58 PM

Very nicely done—great collection of your handy work.

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

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#8 posted 01-11-2014 03:02 PM

Well done.

-- Ray,Iowa

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#9 posted 01-11-2014 03:03 PM

This is a wonderful project and you’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#10 posted 01-11-2014 03:12 PM

Very nice boxes. Well done. Something I’ve always wanted to try to do.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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jdh122

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#11 posted 01-11-2014 03:19 PM

Beautiful boxes. I bought a small bag of the copper nails a couple years back, but have yet to try my hand at it.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#12 posted 01-11-2014 06:06 PM

They look great ,extra nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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