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Project by mark76wa posted 147 days ago 495 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks Steve for the inspiration on this box. I also took a que from David Picciuto at the Drunken Woodworker
with the layers.

The box shape is from Steve Ramsey at WWMM. I couldn’t download the template I drew it freehand. Big learning lesson here. The heart lobe is over the tray area. I had a very hard time sanding because of it. I ended up with a few ‘custom’ angels. Next time I will think about that before I start cutting.

The front and back are figured maple, the bottom is oak and the core is two layer of ply.

Finishing took a lot of time. I started by taping off all maple and staining the Oak and ply with Minwax Golden Pecan. Than I taped the oak and Ply and died the maple red. I added two coats of tung oil followed with a coat of 50:50 tung oil and poly blend. I added flocking to the inside of the draw.

I got a little help from my son.





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Grumpymike

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#1 posted 147 days ago

Great little box, I like the colors used to accent the wood.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it.

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 147 days ago

Awsomw job, well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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majuvla

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#3 posted 146 days ago

Bravo,beautiful box,nice colours!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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