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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 816 days ago 633 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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816 days ago

This one was ordered by a couple in Japan.
The Habu is a venomous snake indigenous to Okinawa.
15H X 6 1/2W X 5 1/2 deep.
Walnut and maple. 2 coats of Watco, 3 coats of rattle can Helmsman poly.
Drawers are flocked inside.
Thanks for looking.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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#1 posted 816 days ago

Nicely done sir, whats your method of sanding with all the contours?

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#2 posted 816 days ago

Nice inlay. I guess it’s a good thing they didn’t want traditional Japanese art on it, lol could you imagine that inlay?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#3 posted 816 days ago

Thanks MrHart.
A Ridgid oscillating spindle sander gets lots of use on these.
A lot of hand sanding with sponge wrapped sandpaper and mesh pads, also.
Got two more to go. Hope the sander holds out.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 816 days ago

Very Nice work Gene I like the woods selected and the overall clean smooth look.

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#5 posted 816 days ago

Glad I didn’t see a snake.
Great box.
Bill

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#6 posted 816 days ago

Nice one Gene.
You should post it as a project. Not everyone looks at forums.

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 816 days ago

Thanks guys. Your kind words are appreciated.
Paul, thanks for the suggestion. I did it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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