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Project by Cliff posted 09-22-2021 12:33 AM 567 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a large short log from a neighbours yard and some New Guinea Rosewood given to me from my Neices Husband who is a Carpenter. He gives me off cuts from building Sites…”Uncle Cliff Loves Free Off Cuts of Wood”

I hope my pictures are a little better this time. I find that if I take Pictures in Portrait Mode on my Phone Camera they come out on their side when on loaded to the L J Site? Any Suggestions?? Although when Pictures are taken in Landscape Mode they up load perfectly??? Maybe I need to buy a Camera and not be such a Tight Wad.
Anyway I hope you like this large Llidded Box.

From Top to Bottom it is 5 inches. The Knob on Top would add another Inch Bringing it to 6 inches.

Outside Diameter is 6 Inches.

Inside Diameter is 5 3/4 inches. I decided on a strong Tenon and Mortise, hence losing a bit of inside Diameter.

Inside Depth is 3 1/2 inches.

The Actual Knob was Turned separately, the raised wood under it was part of the Sacrificial wood the face plate was mounted on.
I drilled a hole with a Forstener Bit and Turned the Tenon on the Knob to a comfortable fit and glued it in place with Tite Bond 111.

ALAS!!!!! I DIDN”T THINK OF GRAIN ORIENTATION, SO IF YOU TAKE A CLOSE PEEK YOU WILL NOTICE THE GRAINS FACING DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS TO THE LID OF THE BOX.

I gave myself an Upper Cut and will be more carefull next time!!!!

The Bottom of the Box and Lid is Lined with Green Felt.
The Finish is around 5 Coats of Shellac, Lightly rubbed after the first 3 coats. Then a Wax finish rubbed on and hand Buffed. The Wax Finish is 100% Australian Bees wax and 100% Australian Carnauba Wax.

Kind regards to all LumberJocks…...Cliff.

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





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pottz

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#1 posted 09-22-2021 01:18 AM

nice cliff ive got lidded jars on my to do list.

-- 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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#2 posted 09-22-2021 03:10 AM

Another good looking box as usual. Have been reading up on how to make them and plan on trying one in a couple of weeks, ( probably longer ). My shop is full of stuff while we are remodeling in the house. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#3 posted 09-22-2021 03:11 AM

Nice one Cliff. I only see the grain orientation difference when I look at it. LOL. It looks fine anyway. Looks as if you were trying to do that. Pictures look great too. I’m really liking that you line the bottom of the boxes, it’s catching on.

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

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Cliff

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#4 posted 09-22-2021 10:11 AM

pottz….Thank You. They are an enjoyable an fun project.

Regards…...Cliff.

mel52….Thank you Mike. Ill be looking forward to seeing them…...Regards…...Cliff.

doubleDD….Thanks Dave. Yes I think my photography has improved a bit. The lining seems to put the finishing touch to a Box. Regards…...Cliff.

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

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#5 posted 09-22-2021 10:47 AM

For my money Cliff, It’s a good match looking great…
PLUS
”Uncle Cliff Loves Free Off Cuts of Wood”
AND DON”T WE ALL!

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

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Cliff

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#6 posted 09-22-2021 10:56 AM

crowie…... Thank you Peter. Glad you like it. Were the pictures a bit more visible on this project? Regards…...Cliff.

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

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#7 posted 09-22-2021 11:39 AM



crowie…... Thank you Peter. Glad you like it. Were the pictures a bit more visible on this project? Regards…...Cliff.

- Cliff

Yes good photos thank you Cliff…
On the orientation issue; I edit the photo on my phone including rotating at least 360deg’s, cropping and enhancing to solve the issue for me!

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

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hairy

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#8 posted 09-22-2021 12:01 PM

Keep up the good work Cliff!! Another beauty

I take pics with an iPhone. If I don’t reduce the size of the picture, it will post in the wrong orientation. Funny thing is, it looks right in PREVIEW, but will post wrong.

I don’t post from the iPhone, I use a Windows 10 PC. Right click the image, resize, I always choose M.

You say they post sideways? I thought y’all down under would post pic’s upside down.

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

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#9 posted 09-22-2021 12:45 PM

Very good looking box, Cliff. The felt on the bottom is a nice touch.
I hope you did not get knocked out with that upper cut!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 09-22-2021 03:48 PM

Real nice fit and finish. Sometimes simple designs can be so elegant, thanks !

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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#11 posted 09-22-2021 07:42 PM

Amazing what you can do with a little log from a neighbors yard! Looking at that log I bet he didn’t see that nice looking lidded box within that log! Nice work Cliff!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#12 posted 09-22-2021 07:47 PM

All looks good from my point of view.

NGR doesnt lend itself to really impressive surface finish due to its open the open grain but smells great working it. I should give you some of my redIron Bark off cuts to play with.
You will be impressed with the surface finish you can achieve with it.

Its not forgiving on tools though!

-- Regards Rob

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Cliff

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#13 posted 09-22-2021 11:46 PM

hairy….Thank you hairy, I”m very pleased that you like it. Thank you very much.
Also thanks for the good Tips. I take the pictures from my I Phone, but post everything from Windows 10 PC the same as you do.
Maybe Down Under I should Turn Myself Inside Out and I might Get Perfect Pictures…Ha Ha Ha …
Regards…...Cliff.

Jim Jakosh….Thank you Jim. Yes I rather like the Idea of the Felt Base. Either Red Or Green looks very nice.
Just managed to Duck in Time from the Upper Cut.
Regards…...Cliff

adot45…. Thank You. Regards…...Cliff.

woodshaver Tony C. Thank You, Yes you never know what is hidden under the Bark or deeper. I am pleased that you like it…..Regards…...Cliff.

Hi Rob. Thank you. Yes you are quite Correct regarding the NGR Grain. A lovely Wood but very Open Grain.
Thanks Rob, the Red Iron sounds great, I’ll keep that in mind.
Regards…...Cliff.

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

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#14 posted 09-23-2021 02:03 AM

Edit the photo like others have said, but I find all I need to do is rotate it 90 degrees and then back.

-- “Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men! Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.” —Bertolt Brecht

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Cliff

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#15 posted 09-23-2021 11:23 AM

bonobo. Thank you….Good Tip, I will try that…..Regards…...Cliff.

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

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