Candy Sweets Box

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Project by wildwoodbybrianjohns posted 09-16-2020 07:58 AM 867 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another box that I will market as a “Grandma┬┤s special sweets stash box.”

Woods used:
QS sycamore

Dimensions: 11cm X 11cm X 25cm high(total).
Finish: Linseed oil X 2; buffed with beeswax.

The carcass was made in three segments; the top and bottom fit into the center segment in rabbet joints.

The legs are pegged to the carcass with 4mm dowels.

BTW, Anzem is a real nice wood to work with. It has a spicy smell when cut, similar to cinnamon.

Ya might see a bit of “white stuff” here and there that looks like glue suqeezeout that I missed. It isnt glue, it is just beeswax.

Thanks for viewing!

And have a great day.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#1 posted 09-16-2020 11:16 AM

Brian, outstanding lumber combinations and design – kudos

-- 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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#2 posted 09-16-2020 12:15 PM

Nice! The curves on the lid that mirror the shape of the handle caught my eye as an especially nice detail.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 09-16-2020 12:57 PM

That’s a real nice box. It had me fooled, I thought it was a stack of boxes. Nice contrast.

-- there's someone in my head but it's not me...

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#4 posted 09-16-2020 01:26 PM

Sweet candy stash never had such a nice home. That box will be hard to hide since it looks so sweet. Nice work Brian.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 09-16-2020 02:05 PM

nice combo of woods,grandmas should love it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 09-16-2020 05:28 PM

Once again, an interesting box. Beautiful woods, nice shape, but I have to claim a slight let down. I was certain something in that well defind center section, was going to pivot out on a rod. That way Granny can have several different treats, and doesn’t have to root through them to get to whatever her current crave is.

The scary part is I have evidently had enough birthdays that I am on the same wave length as a Granny.

Still a nice looking box. Love those legs, hell, they have knees…...

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 09-16-2020 06:01 PM

Sweet box for sweets.
I especially like the lid and the pull.

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#8 posted 09-16-2020 08:47 PM

Agreed with the lid being a standout, the curvy frame is a nice touch! More woods that one can shake a stick at 8^)

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#9 posted 09-16-2020 10:27 PM

Very nicely done, great job.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#10 posted 09-17-2020 02:46 AM

Great selection of woods. Good job. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#11 posted 09-17-2020 02:16 PM

Great looking box and I like the contrasting wood selection!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#12 posted 09-17-2020 05:13 PM

Thanks to:


Dave. P.





Jon W.





-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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