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Project by dust4tears posted 08-20-2012 04:22 AM 1883 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed a ‘nook’ box for stuff on our dresser. This is the product of that.

I didnt design the box, the VA has a program that gives Vets hobby stuff and they usually have decent wood working stuff.. But, they keep it simple so all skill levels and able bodies can do them.

I thought about doing dovetails, but just stuck with the butt~joints.

I did the woodburning and colored it…

Any thoughts welcomed!

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#2 posted 08-20-2012 11:47 AM

Nice box, I like the drawer design. Good job on the wood burning, very nicely done.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 08-20-2012 12:29 PM

Good job. Nice woodburning.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 08-20-2012 12:37 PM

You are a lettering master for sure. Do you use templates or freehand, or what… You’re very impressive

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

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#5 posted 08-20-2012 02:10 PM

Thanks everyone.
Roger, I wish I was a lettering master. I practice calligraphy~~and I through social networking, I know ‘master letterers’ (Master Penmen)~~~I am far from it….but, thank you nonetheless!

I wrote it out on a piece of paper and then when I got the spacing just about right, I did a line drawing onto the wood from my paper using graphite….and then ‘filled in’ the lines with the burner.

I hope that makes sense~

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#6 posted 08-20-2012 02:37 PM

Here is a picture of the ‘line’ drawing, before I burned in the fill in stuff~

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#7 posted 08-20-2012 02:45 PM

i am also impressed with the lettering with my writing ,i would never attempt it

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#8 posted 08-20-2012 04:48 PM

I too was impressed with the lettering, thinking it was laser cut until I zoomed the pictures. Great job. Don

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#9 posted 08-20-2012 04:54 PM

Nice box. The woodburning is great. How did you color it?

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#10 posted 08-20-2012 06:53 PM

Pdub~~I used Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils, and a couple of Derwent Watercolor Pencils. (Derwent has a ‘metallic’ line of watercolor pencils I like.) If you aren’t familiar with watercolor pencils, Youtube ‘PrismaColor Watercolor Pencils’. You can use them for a lot of things. I was able to manipulate the color….with water…and then I put Tung oil over that, and then sprayed with Lacquer.

Here is a link to another woodburning I did (birds again) where I used the watercolors.
~Dust4tears Sign~

If you Youtube the watercolors and want to try them…..THEY ARE EXPENSIVE ($20-45.00 a box, depending on amount of pencils) ~~~~SOOOOO…...get online and go to Hobby Lobby and get their 40% off one item coupon.~~~Don't look~~~your eyes will melt~~~

If you have a ‘smart phone’ you do not even need to print it out, you can just pull it up on your phone and show it to the clerk at checkout~~~~I have it booked marked in my phone.
I do not know if other ‘Michael’s ’ do it, but my local Michaels accepts Hobby Lobby’s coupons too….
It takes the $40 pencils to about 23.00~~~and they last….

Thank you for your service~~~I am retired Navy~

Thanks Don~

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#11 posted 08-20-2012 06:55 PM

P.S.~~~If you arent familiar with the hobby lobby coupon, they update the 40% off coupon once every week….so make sure your date on the coupon is current…they throw a fit about it if it isnt….even if you can bring up the current one right there….if you have a smart phone..

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#12 posted 08-20-2012 10:23 PM

Very nice work all the way around.

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

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#13 posted 08-20-2012 11:42 PM

Thanks jay~

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#14 posted 08-21-2012 01:16 AM

Good job!! Very nice work

-- Dana, Tn and Tx artist

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#15 posted 08-21-2012 01:58 AM

Very cool and the woodburning/coloring are VERY professional looking. Love the bluebirds.

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

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