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Project by BlueRidgeDog posted 01-05-2019 01:03 PM 1065 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having been working on larger things lately, my back and hands were tired. I came across a cutoff of walnut with a knot that looked interesting and decided to do something small and practice Shellac techniques.

I resawed the knot out and resawed the other parts of the board to 1/4”. I put a Padauk and Bloodwood inlay over the knot and milled up some additional Padauk for coners. I finished the sides prior to glue up as I was practicing polishing with shellac and a rubber.

Glue up was the classic “make a roll using tape” with some corner blocks for square.

I made a top and bottom out of ash, but glued up the parts by assembling 45 degree sections so there would be no end grain. Top and bottom were made thick then given a rebate to recess into the box.

Because the parts were pre-finished, epoxy was used to glue up the parts and put on the corner elements.

I need a wood turner to make me a small ash knob for the top.

Holds dog treats!

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#1 posted 01-06-2019 03:35 AM

Clever and artistic. Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 01-08-2019 03:09 AM

Great work.

I’m actually currently working on building a box of very similar dimensions and construction as you did, except for the knot.

It’s actually a half-size prototype for a trumpet case I want to build. The size and shape are unique and im not sure what to use it as. Dog treats sounds good though.

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#3 posted 01-08-2019 03:22 AM

I really like this piece, nice job.

-- John D, OP, KS

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