Cherry Box

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Project by TerryDowning posted 122 days ago 691 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the prototype box for the treasure wedding box I built for my son.

Resawn and book matched cherry

Mitered corners (Which had to be repaired a few times.)
Simple brass hinges for the Blue BORG store.
Finish is 1 coat of 50/50 mineral spirits and BLO,
4 coats of shellac sanded to 320 between coats
Buffed on my triple buff and finishing wax buffed out.

Front right

right rear



C and C are always welcome

-- - Terry

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#1 posted 122 days ago

Nice looking box.

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#2 posted 122 days ago

Nice box and beautiful wood…well done and thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#3 posted 122 days ago

Very nice. The finish looks great.

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

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#4 posted 106 days ago

Well you certainly have mastered the art of the box, nice job! BTW, your 10ER is showing ;-)

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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#5 posted 106 days ago

I wouldn’t say mastered. There are plenty of flaws and rookie mistakes on this box. But Thanks.

It’s a 1955 Mark V BTW not a 10 ER. But thanks for noticing.

Here are the before and after photos

-- - Terry

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#6 posted 106 days ago

It’s lovely, Terry. That cherry will darken and take on a whole new look in a few years. Great box.


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