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Project by GMoney posted 03-13-2008 03:04 AM 2009 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

3.75” square, curly maple, top of cherry, maple dyed with light golden oak, finish is several coats of shellac rubbed out through 12,000 then waxed. i generally rub out all my smaller pieces and keep trying different combos of finishes. by and large i’m not satisified with most mainly due to application lines or drying times. i tend to pad on most finishes. some i spray, brushing on is rare.

side note: i bought and used a forrest woodworker II blade for the first time a few boxes ago and the cuts are so much better than anything i’ve ever experienced before that i doubt i’ll use anything else from now on.

make sawdust and make someone’s day.

-- Greg, CT

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#1 posted 03-13-2008 03:40 AM

cool. i love the curly maple and it goes great with that cherry. great job.

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#2 posted 03-13-2008 03:59 AM

Very nice. I like this one a lot. Simple and elegant. Very tight joinery. I notice you do have long grain contact along your miters. Which should be strong enough. But is there any reinforcement as well?

-- Happy woodworking!

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 03-13-2008 03:59 AM

Hi Greg,

This is a very nice box. Maple and cherry are my personal favorite wood combination.

I agree with your saw blade statement. I only use Forrest blades for my table saw, miter saw and dado set. They are pricey but well worth the money.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-13-2008 04:15 AM

Very nice little box!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 03-13-2008 05:21 AM

just glue, didn’t want to break the look of the curl. i don’t expect it to get much abuse, but if the glue fails someday…i’ll just glue it back together.

-- Greg, CT

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#6 posted 03-14-2008 09:35 AM

Beautiful little box. I see a little Doug Stowe influence here?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 03-14-2008 11:09 AM

That’s a very nice box. The finish really looks good.

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#8 posted 03-15-2008 06:15 AM

Another nice box. Just viewed your gallery. Keep em coming. I think we have similar tastes. You’ve definitely got some finishing experience. All seem very well done and suit the project. I’m still ruining hours of work by applying finish that resembles a 3 years old coloring abilitiy. Nice post.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#9 posted 03-05-2010 04:32 AM

very nice box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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