Another sculpted box

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Project by Granddaddy1 posted 07-15-2012 01:15 AM 1882 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another sculpted box, this one made for my older daughter. The box is made with radiatta pine from the big box store. I planed it to 1/2” thickness and then cut and assembled the box. The box has a divided lift-out tray, and the tray and box bottom are lined with felt. The tray is made with 1/4” radiatta pine and a 1/8” thick Baltic birch bottom. The sculpting of this box was again done with a random orbital sander, starting with 40x paper and working up to 220x. After that it was hand sanded up to 400x prior to stain. After staining I reverted to sanding with 220x paper again, and sanded to 600x before top coat. The top coat finish is three coats of wipe on poly and then two applications of paste wax. The box measures 11”w x 7”d x 4-1/2”h. The hinge for the lid is 1/8” brass rod.

Thanks for looking!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 07-15-2012 01:47 AM

Really nice looking project. You’ve done well.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 07-15-2012 01:54 AM

Just outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................Jim

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

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#3 posted 07-15-2012 02:03 AM

Beautiful sculpting work. A fantastic piece.

You wield that sander well!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 07-15-2012 02:14 AM

I like everything about it. The lighter colored wood tray inside looks very kool with the darker outside. Beautiful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#5 posted 07-15-2012 03:41 PM

Beautiful box. Did you scorch it, or is the shading natural?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 07-16-2012 12:43 AM

Thanks for the comments, guys.

Mike, the shading is a result of sanding AFTER staining. I do that a lot when I use pine because the wood absorbs too much stain and you lose any character in the wood.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#7 posted 07-16-2012 01:51 AM

Another great sculpted box from you. I love the ‘shading’ effect. I too wondered if you had waved a torch over it. It was 1/2” BEFORE you sculpted it? You have definately mastered the sculpting with a ROS! Maybe I should try that as the hand grinder was less controllable for me (plus no dust collection). Maybe I’ll just send you one of my boxes to sculpt.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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