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Project by BasHolland posted 174 days ago 1628 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this project last year.
I didn’t post it yet, so here it is.

I’ve learnt a lot of lessons after I finished this box.

- Pine is soft, so take care of bumps etc.
- Be carefull with glue-excess. (you can see a big spot!!)
- try to experiment with different Woods
- simple knobs/pulls can look beautifull
- keep on using scrap wood or reclaimed wood. I never buy wood.
- keep on practising your dovetails.

I used pine, meranti and mahogany. The finish was (i believe) 3 layers of Danish Oil.

You can see the tiny dentist-bits :))

Some more pics:




Thanks for viewing and comments are welcome.

Bas

-- Bas, Holland





15 comments so far

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McCoy's Woodworking

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#1 posted 174 days ago

That’s a very nice piece! I use a lot of reclaimed wood also. Excellent work.

-- "Well Done is better than Well Said." ~ Benjamin Franklin

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489tad

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#2 posted 174 days ago

I like the mixture of woods. Your dovetails look great and I couldn’t agree more about the pulls. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 174 days ago

Very nicely done and quite attractive—your dovetails are excellent and really elevate the piece.

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

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Bricofleur

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#4 posted 174 days ago

Do you mean jewelry box ? Nice piece. Hat’off ! Thanks for sharing it.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 174 days ago

This is going to make a great addition to you’re shop.

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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BasHolland

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#6 posted 174 days ago

Serge,

Thank you! Yes, that’s what I thought too, when I posted this project. hahaha.
I admire your work and jigs. I Always check your homepage!

-- Bas, Holland

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steve_in_ohio

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#7 posted 174 days ago

wow, very nice looking box, amazing work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 174 days ago

A Wow piece!

Nice lines, and balance of color. Pulls matching excellent execution on dove tails!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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MasterSergeant

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#9 posted 174 days ago

Nice, great use of different woods!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Rick

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#10 posted 174 days ago

Very Nice Project Indeed! Beautiful Work! Thanks For Posting!

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Oldtool

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#11 posted 174 days ago

great all around build, very tight dovetails, great color mix with the woods, the finish, etc. Beautiful project.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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widdle

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#12 posted 174 days ago

Very cool..is it the meranti that is the two drawer fronts ? reminds me of sycamore..

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majuvla

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#13 posted 173 days ago

Nice looking chest. I like the various types of wood you used. Dovetail details are great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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BasHolland

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#14 posted 173 days ago

Widdle:

Yes, the drawer fronts are meranti.

-- Bas, Holland

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LJackson

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#15 posted 173 days ago

Where does one find mahogany without buying it?

Nevermind, I see in another of your projects that you have a connection.

Anyone in eastern Massachusetts who has a connection I can also mooch off of? Wood is expensive, and I make a lot of mistakes. A LOT of mistakes.

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