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LIDDED BOX FROM A PIECE OF HARD WOOD FENCING FROM A NEIGHBOUR

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Project by Cliff posted 01-18-2021 10:50 AM 768 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Good Neighbour I have known for Donkeys Years, gave me a chunk of Hard Wood from an Old Fence Post.
So I have made a Lidded Box for him.

It is 3 1/2 inches high and 3 1/2 inches wide. I have a lot of trouble with hollowing. I use a Forstener Bit and enlarge the hole from there with a large parting chisel…BEDAN CHISEL…this is a really great tool, but I would love to develop the skill of being able to do end grain hollowing with a Spindle Gouge. It looks easy on a video but in practice not so easy…so I guess just keep trying !!!!

The Box is finished with 3 coats of Bench Top Varnish and rubbed between each coat with 0000 Steel Wool.

Kind regards,

Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 01-18-2021 02:38 PM

I never would of known that was at one time a fence post. Your neighbor will be surprised. Looks good and nice finish. Till this day I still occasionally have problems with some grain when I hollow out. I have a hollower now but I agree they make it look so easy on a video with a gouge. Nice job Cliff.

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

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John

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#2 posted 01-18-2021 04:56 PM

The fence posts must be quite durable, the box looks real good!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Maro2Bear

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#3 posted 01-18-2021 05:38 PM

Looks great., Hollowing into end grain is never very easy. The new carbide cutting tools make things a bit easier, super sharp.

➡️➡️ https://www.easywoodtools.com/carbide-cutters

-- Mark B. Glenn Dale, MD

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crowie

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#4 posted 01-18-2021 08:08 PM

Good old Aussie hardwood, you can’t beat it for colour and grain. Nicely done Cliff.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Cliff

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#5 posted 01-18-2021 09:17 PM

doubleDD Thanks Dave….Yes the chunk of wood was a rough looking piece and hard as a rock. Probably making hollowing even more difficult. But hopefully practice will improve the hollowing skills.

Regards…...Cliff.

John Thank you John, glad you like it. In Australia we have some very Hard Woods. I guess the hot harsh climate here caused our hardwoods to evolve with the climate.

Regards…...Cliff.

Maro2Bear Thanks Mark. Thanks also for the link regarding carbide cutters. Ill have a look at that tonight.

Regards…...Cliff

Crowie Thank you Peter… Glad you like “Good Old Aussie Hard Wood” It usually has a nice close and tight grain and sometimes lovely colours and swirls. It would also always look great on your Car and Truck projects.

Regards…...Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Bob Collins

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#6 posted 01-18-2021 11:34 PM

Nice work Cliff, great finish on a nice piece of hardwood.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 01-19-2021 04:03 AM

Nice work, Cliff. That is a good use of that post. If you want a square corner in the bottom, you can hollow the whole thing out with just the bedan!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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mel52

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#8 posted 01-19-2021 04:45 AM

Great looking box. I haven’t made one yet, may have to try it some day. Excellent job. Mike

-- MEL, Kansas

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MovingChips

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#9 posted 01-19-2021 04:58 AM

Nice piece… keep turning.

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Cliff

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#10 posted 01-19-2021 10:54 AM

Thanks Bob….I love working with good Australian Hard Wood, I just need to develop more skills with Turning.
Particularly the Hollowing. But it is all good fun. I hope you are Okay down South. We had a bit of a scare and had a 3 day lock down. But all good now hopefully.

Regards….Cliff

Hi Jim, Thank you. If I hollow the whole lot out with the Bedan, would I need to drill a Forstener Bit First and then go down the shoulder gradually to widen the hole to the desired width?
I got a few shudders and shakes with the Bedan and it scared the daylights out of me. Maybe I had the angle wrong. I had raised the tool rest so that to achieve a centre point with the Bedan I was pointing down on the centre.

Regards…...Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Cliff

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#11 posted 01-19-2021 11:00 AM

Hi Mike,
Thank you for your nice comments. I think you would enjoy making a lidded Box…I will look forward to seeing one that you make.

Regards…...Cliff.

Moving Chips….Thank you for liking the Box…....Regards…...Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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