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Jim Finn

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04-07-2016 01:26 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cedar maple walnut bandsaw modern

I make and sell cedar boxes with images inlaid into the hinged lids and decided to try making band saw boxes to sell at the farmers market this Saturday. My first attempt. I made eleven of them.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"


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#1 posted 04-07-2016 01:44 AM

Those are amazing.

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#2 posted 04-07-2016 10:27 AM

nice looking boxes..what finish do you use on the red cedar?

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#3 posted 04-07-2016 10:52 AM

Beautiful job there.

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#4 posted 04-07-2016 11:06 AM

Outstanding….

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#5 posted 04-07-2016 11:07 AM

Very nice. I bet that cedar smells amazing. I love the smell of fresh cut cedar.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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#6 posted 04-07-2016 11:39 AM

This looks to me like a natural offshoot of your core business.
They definitely complement your inlaid boxes.

If they take off, you might want to think about other boxes you can add to your line.

-- Jim Beachler, Chief Puzzler, http://www.hollowwoodworks.com

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#7 posted 04-07-2016 01:00 PM

Vey nice !!!

The inlay work separates them from the crowd.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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Jim Finn

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#8 posted 04-07-2016 01:53 PM

Thank you all for the kind words.

I finished them the same way I finish my boxes with inlay. Sanding sealer and spray gloss finish from a rattle can of Rustolium. I flocked the interior of the boxes and of the drawers. If you look closely at the photo with eleven boxes you can kinda’ see how I flocked the interior of the drawer that is open in the box at the center of that photo. The drawer is open on that one.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#9 posted 04-07-2016 01:58 PM

Those look great! Nice work.

Russ

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#10 posted 04-07-2016 03:24 PM

Those are gorgeous! I especially like the tri color one with the big ol’ texas star on it. How much were you selling them for?

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#11 posted 04-07-2016 03:24 PM

Those are gorgeous! I especially like the tri color one with the big ol’ texas star on it. How much were you selling them for?

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Jim Finn

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#12 posted 04-07-2016 06:03 PM

Thanks for the kind comments:

I already sold one of these boxes that is shaped like the Texas flag for $30. Lots of work/fun for $30.

I only get $20 for my other boxes so now I have something to offer at a different price for different folks.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#13 posted 04-11-2016 06:24 AM

Well done Jim. Am I correct in thinking that you sold all 11 at the market? I hope so.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#14 posted 04-11-2016 07:24 AM

Very nice looking and finished!!!! BUT in my HO the pulls you use on them, at least in the pics seem out of place or a bit to dainty.
For 20 -30$ are you making any money on them for T&M???

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Jim Finn

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#15 posted 04-21-2016 09:37 PM

Here is another,

r made of eastern red cedar 14” tall.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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