Second Box

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Project by MBD posted 06-25-2013 03:19 PM 1696 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s box #2, this one was made for dad for father’s day. Walnut and maple with Bird’seye Maple lid. Finish on this one is 4 coat of Minwax Tung oil Finish with 0000 steel wool sanding between each coat. I think the next few I am going to try the Deft rattle can laquer.

-- Matt, Mississippi

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#1 posted 06-25-2013 03:20 PM

that is sharp

-- greg indiana

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#2 posted 06-25-2013 04:46 PM

You’re doing great on these.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-25-2013 05:44 PM

Looks good…Whoever invented the angle grinder never imagined what it would be used for.

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#4 posted 06-25-2013 05:53 PM

Another beautiful box…well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 06-25-2013 06:31 PM

You did a great job on both of these boxes. Not to offend you, you might want to consider adding a chain for the lid, or stop hinges just to keep from having problems with the hinge over extending in the future. It would be terrible to see such nice work to need repairs

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 06-25-2013 06:35 PM

That’s a really nice box. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 06-26-2013 01:44 AM

Nice work. I like the lift-out tray idea. The chain idea has merit, especially with sides this thick and heavy.

Be sure you have a well vented space for the rattle can. Cans have stuff that is not good for you in them. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 06-26-2013 04:51 PM

Thanks everyone for looking and commenting!
Gary: No offense taken, I saw some hinges either in Rockler or Lee Valley that I plan on using the next few.

Greg: You’re right, I don’t know if the angle grinder was ever intended on what we use it for.

Boxguy: I will have every fan running to pull out all of the fumes when I go for the rattle can.

-- Matt, Mississippi

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#9 posted 06-28-2013 02:05 PM

It’s gorgeous, like the contrasting woods used. Great design, joinery and awesome finish. Well done!

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