c.1785 Rhode Island Pipe Boxes

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Project by atogrf1 posted 12-20-2014 06:37 PM 1476 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Using Robert Millard’s plans and Glen Huey’s finishing formula for finishing Tiger Maple, I built these Pipe Boxes as teacher gifts for my kids’ teachers.

They came out OK, but I found that I just HATE shellac as it dries too fast to work (for me anyway) and the tiger maple ones had a couple of small runs in the finish.

The 2 on the left are made using American Black Walnut, while the 2 on the right are made from Curly (Tiger) Maple.

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#1 posted 12-21-2014 01:59 AM

Really nice. I like both. Thanks for posting.

-- Jeff, CT - keep calm and make sawdust

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#2 posted 12-21-2014 05:18 AM

Beautiful boxes, nice top ends and edges.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-22-2014 08:31 PM

Beautiful project! Did you use band saw or scrollsaw?

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 12-22-2014 08:34 PM

Thank you all.
I used the scroll saw.

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