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Project by DanielP posted 155 days ago 1044 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

3 1/8” x 5 5/8” x 8 1/2”

I gained a lot of experience on this project. By starting out thinking I could cut a corner or two I ended up taking two weeks instead of two days. But I got there.

Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) is becoming one of my favorite woods. I got this at Crosscut Hardwoods and I almost hated to cut into it. It has so much figure and grain to it it looks spalted and in the pictures looks a bit smudged but it just has a lot going on. Probably needed a more skilled craft person to show it off.

Thanks for looking.

Dan P

-- Dan P.





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RogerBean

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#1 posted 154 days ago

Looks good.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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DanielP

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#2 posted 154 days ago

Thanks Roger

-- Dan P.

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bugz

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#3 posted 154 days ago

Great looking box, I like the curved lid.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 154 days ago

Looks very nice from here. I have never seen any Jatoba that light colored before. Was the curved top intentional or the result of a cupped board? Either way, I like it!

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

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DanielP

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#5 posted 154 days ago

Thanks Bugz
Andy, it was intentional and it was my second try. I was learning to use the angle grinder on it and didn’t like the looks of the first lid. Yes, the Jatoba was surprisingly light colored, and it darkened a lot with the oil!

-- Dan P.

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 154 days ago

Really well done. Just love the look of it.

-- 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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DanielP

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#7 posted 154 days ago

Thanks Monte.

-- Dan P.

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 154 days ago

Good to hear that it was intentional!

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

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Danpaddles

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#9 posted 154 days ago

Angle grinder? Well, it looks great.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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DanielP

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#10 posted 154 days ago

Thanks Dan, Yeah I was holding the angle grinder in my right hand and the lid in left hand when I got the grinder close and it caught my shirt, ripped out of my hands flipped around a few times and ended up in a knot ball on the side of my body. Happened so fast I didn’t even realize it until I looked down.

-- Dan P.

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Richard

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#11 posted 154 days ago

Dan , All I can say is is when grinding wood USE CLAMPS . I would hate to hear your in the Hospital. Nice box though.

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Mean_Dean

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#12 posted 153 days ago

That is a great looking box! And I buy from Crosscut all the time—you in the Portland area?

-- Dean

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DanielP

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#13 posted 153 days ago

Richard, Thanks, and yes I will use clamps in the future.
Thanks Dean, yes I live in Gresham and yeah I think Crosscut has a great selection and decent prices. I don’t use much wood but I like to go in and look around occasionally.

-- Dan P.

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Dan

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#14 posted 117 days ago

Dan I think you did a very nice job. & the grain of the wood is showing good. I have been hoping to get into some dust making soon with a few new toy’s in my shop but have to heal up from lower back fusion first this sitting and doing nothing sucks. I hope to do as nice a job on a box I have in mind.

-- Dan

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#15 posted 80 days ago

Dan, This looks eerily similar to a Peter Lloyd box. I like it!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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