Christmas Box

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Project by Doug882 posted 12-22-2018 01:03 PM 726 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My sister in law asked for a box for Christmas so Santa came through. This box is made of Ziricote with with maple as the accent in the dovetail. I used 5 cotes of gloss polyurethane for the finish rubbed out and a final coat of polish to give it that smooth feel. I put small cabinet bumpers on the bottom for feet to keep it from being scratched. Key to the project is very sharp router bits because Ziricote is a bit brittle to work with.

-- Doug from Maryland

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#1 posted 12-22-2018 01:08 PM

Love the dovetail work! Very sharp.

-- Stephen

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#2 posted 12-22-2018 01:49 PM

That dovetail accent is amazing… Looks like a lot of work.

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#3 posted 12-22-2018 02:07 PM

a lot of character in the wood plus the double dovetail accent – great job

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 12-22-2018 08:10 PM

a lot of character in the wood plus the double dovetail accent – great job

- recycle1943

Dick summed it up! WOW!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 12-23-2018 01:15 PM

nice job on the double dovetails!!!!

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#6 posted 12-24-2018 06:31 AM

That double dovel corner concept always impresses me – great work!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 12-25-2018 07:03 PM

I concur with the other comments. Outstanding work!

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#8 posted 12-25-2018 07:13 PM

Folks, thanks so much for the kind words. I just can’t make a simple box any more. Once you understand the process for the double dovetail it really isn’t that much extra work.

-- Doug from Maryland

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