Cedar Domino Box

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Project by Darryl Jones posted 07-29-2013 07:45 PM 1610 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box as a gift for my mother. I made it using a block of cedar that I had intended to turn but it had too many small cracks and splits, so I decided to re saw it and make this box. I used ash for the lid and accents. The cedar handle was shaped by hand using my RO sander, and a file. The project is finished with my home-brewed wipe-on finish and topped with renaissance wax. I think the wax dulled the finish a little but I am still happy with it overall. My mother says that she loves it (...but you never really know with mothers). I also put a finish nail in the body of the box and a rare earth magnet in the lid to keep it shut while moving and storing the box. The pictures aren’t the greatest as I didn’t have time to take pictures at home, but I hope you all enjoy the posting anyway. As always feel free to comment.

-- Dread Knot Wood Shop

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#1 posted 07-29-2013 09:43 PM

I like it! Been thinking of trying one of these. Nice work!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 07-30-2013 05:51 AM

A beautiful gift and the wood grain is really pretty….nicely done.

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

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#3 posted 07-30-2013 08:01 AM

looks like a very nice job you have done on the box.

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 08-01-2013 05:17 PM

It’s pretty and well crafted, has very nice wood colors and finish. Lucky mother!

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