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Project by bent posted 05-14-2010 09:27 PM 2184 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i made these for a craft fair that i’m signed up for in the fall. i did the sides with a frame and panel router bit set. the insert panels were designed to use up some of the scrap pieces i had laying around. altogether i made 13 of them:

3 – walnut and sassafrass
1 – walnut and poplar
1 – walnut and butternut
3 – maple and walnut
3 – maple and cherry
1 – maple and butternut
1 – maple and sassafrass

i’m not 100% satisified with them. i tried spraying a finish for the first time and had some issues with it, especially on the maple ones. i made them all in 1 batch, but it still took WAY longer to make than i had planned. hopefully some other people like them enough to take one home. i won’t miss them.

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#1 posted 05-15-2010 12:33 AM

You may wish to consider a danish oil finish..let it dry (very very dry) and then buff with a soft wheel. It gives a great soft shine & can feel like silk..

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#2 posted 05-15-2010 12:59 AM

I like them, I need to make some with all the scrap I have accumulated…..

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#3 posted 05-15-2010 01:01 AM

Nice boxes
If the issue was blotchiness then check out Charles Neils Blotch control

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#4 posted 05-15-2010 02:58 AM

Good job on your boxes.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 05-15-2010 04:51 AM

Love them! I think they will be a hit. Some really interesting wood combinations.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#6 posted 05-15-2010 06:39 AM

come on guy…these are your children…lol…wont miss them…....i think there very nice…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 05-15-2010 12:08 PM

Nice job Bent. Which craft fair are these for?

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#8 posted 05-15-2010 12:18 PM

Great job on these. The frame and panel idea really works here…and I like the tray idea!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#9 posted 05-15-2010 01:16 PM

john – they’re for the covered bridge festival in mannsfield in october. i’m splitting a craft booth with some family members. my goal is to make some spare cash so i can justify a new bandsaw.

i’m glad everyone likes them. even though they didn’t come out as nice as i’d hoped, i still wanted to share the design with you guys. i think that part of it worked out well.

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#10 posted 05-15-2010 04:49 PM

Great job looking good!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 05-17-2010 06:58 PM

I like the tray, simple and effective. Very nice overall design.

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