Red Gum Eucalyptus Turned Box

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Project by scrappy posted 03-15-2010 12:31 AM 2230 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a Red Gum Eucalyptus Turned Box. All from the same piece of scrap wood with cracks in it.

2 1/4 diam X 2 1/2 tall with knob.

This piece did not look proper with a finial, so I decided to just do a small knob.

The crack was filled with metal shavings and CA glue.

Finish is 2 coats of tungoil/varnish. After sanding to 300 grit.

Please leave all comments and suggestions. Thank You for looking.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 12:34 AM

Creative use of the wood shavings. I really like it!

I would like to do some inlay type stuff too.

-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories,

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 12:38 AM

Awesome box! I find the use of the shavings to be very cool as well.

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 12:39 AM

Well done Scrappy. I like the metal fill idea it looks good.

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#4 posted 03-15-2010 01:00 AM

Very nice looking box. Love the metal shavings too.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#5 posted 03-15-2010 01:10 AM

Cool! I like it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 03-15-2010 01:14 AM

Scrappy: A mighty fine looking box. A creative use of metal shavings.

I’ve been trying to collect some key making scraps from the stores that cut keys for just such a use.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#7 posted 03-15-2010 01:29 AM

Totally neat, once again creative use of the metal shavings, nobody would even know that there was a split there. Your work is a pleasure to look at thanks for posting.

-- One Time Tree Man

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#8 posted 03-15-2010 01:50 AM

Looks nice Dan great work


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#9 posted 03-15-2010 02:13 AM

Love you work!

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#10 posted 03-15-2010 02:16 AM

Thanks for the great comments every one! This was just a little play project. Fellow LJ Marco Cecala gave me a piece of wood that was kinda small and had several cracks in it. Just big enough for this one box and the lid ended up with a crack showing. Have seen other projects here with useing different stuff to fill natural voids so I gave it a try. Had to file up some shavings but was worth the effort.

Thanks again for the great comments.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#11 posted 03-15-2010 04:42 AM

Really neat boxes Scrappy. Ditto on the metal shavings to fill the crack.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#12 posted 03-15-2010 06:44 AM

Very nicely done, the color is superb, form is also great.

-- Tom D

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#13 posted 03-15-2010 07:50 AM

Thanks for the great comments. I apreciate them.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#14 posted 03-15-2010 02:13 PM

hi scrappy..gotta love this red wood..nice

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#15 posted 03-15-2010 06:10 PM

The color is fantastic and the shavings are super cool. Very well done!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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