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LIDDED BOXES FROM LEFT OVER WOOD

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Project by Cliff posted 09-14-2021 10:02 AM 616 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some small pieces of wood left over from other projects. It was a good chance to practice making Lidded Boxes.
The Stripy Wood is New Guinea Rosewood and the others are Local Wood that I had collected around the Neighbourhood.

I was disappointed with the inside of lids. Bit Rough and Ready Looking. I thought I had sanded them smooth, but when applying the Finish the wood became rough to the touch. Not sure what to do about that. Some timbers are a dream to work with, others are quite difficult.

The Boxes are finished with 4 Coats of Shellac and rubbed between coats with 0000 Steel Wool.
The bottom of Boxes are lined with thin Red Felt Adhesive backed.

Kind regards to all Lumber Jocks…....Cliff.

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





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crowie

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#1 posted 09-14-2021 10:25 AM

They look good Cliff but I’d love to see some individual closeups of each please, thank you.

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

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Cliff

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#2 posted 09-14-2021 11:17 AM

crowie….Thanks Peter, your quite right…close ups would be better, I’m not sure how to achieve that as only 6 photos are allowed. Perhaps one photo at a time instead of a group would be better. What do you think?
Regards…...Cliff.

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

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crowie

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#3 posted 09-14-2021 11:27 AM



crowie….Thanks Peter, your quite right…close ups would be better, I m not sure how to achieve that as only 6 photos are allowed. Perhaps one photo at a time instead of a group would be better. What do you think?
Regards…...Cliff.

- Cliff

Cliff, you can put them in the body of the written part of the post using the “img” button….Cheers

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

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robscastle

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#4 posted 09-14-2021 12:01 PM

After sanding wipe the timber with a damp clean cloth, this will raise the grain, let it dry and repeat sand.
or
you can use sanding sealer a oil or water based product does the same but seals the grain and then re sand again to suit it a thinned version of a finishing product.

check out this link

https://www.rockler.com/learn/when-to-use-sanding-sealer

-- Regards Rob

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 09-14-2021 12:37 PM

Real nice boxes, Cliff. I’m with Rob only I use denatured alcohol to raise the grain for the final sanding.

Maybe shoot 2 at a time for closer shots….............Cheers, Jim

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

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 09-14-2021 12:55 PM

I like the little boxes cliff. Everybody likes these little pots as I call them and make cool gifts too. All the lids are fitted nicely and good idea with the felt lining.
As robcastle and Jim state above, swipe with something before final sanding. It will make a big difference.

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

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splintergroup

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#7 posted 09-14-2021 02:46 PM

Perfect way to “burn” those scraps too good to toss, great last minute gifts as well!

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clieb91

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#8 posted 09-14-2021 09:29 PM

Always great when you can use leftovers. They all look great.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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zebra

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#9 posted 09-14-2021 11:04 PM

very nice work for “scraps”. since i started turning i didn’t know that there was such a thing as scrap lumber. thanks for the thought starter.

-- Doug, Roswell NM, [email protected]

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mtnwild

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#10 posted 09-14-2021 11:26 PM

Those are sweet!!!

Very beautiful and useful…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Cliff

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#11 posted 09-15-2021 12:54 AM

crowie….Thank you Peter. Excellent Idea of putting pictures in the written part of post. PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!
Regards…...Cliff.

robcastle….Thanks Rob…Great Tip!!!! I’ll have a look at the link tonight.
Regards….Cliff.

JIm Jakosh….Thank you Jim. Great Sanding Tip and Very Good Tip for Pictures…It was getting very frustrating trying to get all the pictures together and maintaining a larger picture size. I was nearly standing on my head attempting to take the pictures…..Regards…...Cliff.

DoubleDD….Thank you Dave for your nice comments, Great advice regarding the sanding. Looking forward to next project to try it out…..Regards…...Cliff.

splintergroup….Thank you…Scraps are fun to work with…Regards…...Cliff.

clieb91 Thank you. Wheather it is Food or Wood.. Leftovers are wonderful!!!! Regards…...Cliff

zebra….Thank you. As they say all Wood is Good Wood…..Regards…...Cliff

mtnwild….Thank you for nice Comments….Regards…Cliff.

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

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mel52

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#12 posted 09-17-2021 05:20 AM

Of all the things I have tried on my lathe, lidded boxes haven’t been one. After looking at the selection that you have I just may have to try one or two. Excellent job !!! Mike

-- MEL, Kansas

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Cliff

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#13 posted 09-17-2021 09:04 AM

mel52 Thanks Mike. Yes definitely have a go at making some Lidded Boxes. After looking at those beautiful small Vases you made….you would enjoy making lidded Boxes. Your Local wood with the Red Tinge would look great for a Lidded Box.
Regards…...Cliff.

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

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