Cherry Box

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Project by TerryDowning posted 03-24-2014 04:05 PM 1033 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 03-24-2014 04:28 PM

Nice looking box.

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#2 posted 03-24-2014 05:17 PM

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

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 03-24-2014 10:32 PM

Very nice. The finish looks great.

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

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#4 posted 04-09-2014 06:32 PM

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

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#5 posted 04-09-2014 06:40 PM

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 04-09-2014 11:39 PM

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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