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Medieval Feast Gear Box

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Project by james3one posted 04-09-2018 04:39 PM 1470 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my person Feast Gear box, but i’ve since decided it was a bit large, so off it goes. It’s been a while and I thought I’d post it before it’s gone.

Except for the Keys, made from Cherry, the whole rest of the box is Poplar, dyed. Joinery is Keyed Miter joints, with a nailed on bottom. The hinges were attached with clinched nails. Finish, on the outside only, is Tried and True’s Danish oil(pure boiled linseed oil). Then a coat of paste with some pigment to take it a couple shades darker.

The jig I made for the triangular keys expedited the joinery process. It’s now a permanent part of my shop jigs.

-- James, Tulsa OK,





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MilFlyer

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#1 posted 04-09-2018 05:22 PM

Wow! I mean just wow! The box looks good but I never would have thought that was Poplar. I think I may have to reexamine how I look at using Poplar. Great finish, absolutely great finish. Thanks for sharing!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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james3one

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#2 posted 04-09-2018 06:14 PM

Thanks, Richard.

I used Transfast directly on the Poplar for the first layer of color. But restraint is called for because adding finish will make it darker. As it turned out I wanted it a bit darker after the finish cured, so I used a drop of Transtint mixed in some wax to take it a few shades darker. I use Poplar to try out new designs. It’s inexpensive and works well with hand tools. I only use Dye to add color, never Stain.

-- James, Tulsa OK,

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#3 posted 04-10-2018 02:27 AM

Nice dye job, the box looks fantastic. What color dye?

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 04-10-2018 03:12 AM

That’s a nice looking box, poplar is not as bad as many seem to believe and you made it look like it should!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 04-10-2018 04:00 AM

Rick, I think that one was Brown Mahogany.

-- James, Tulsa OK,

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#6 posted 04-10-2018 05:35 PM

I’ve used black dye on poplar and it looked great but never tried other colors.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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