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Project by sgtq posted 11-10-2013 05:08 PM 1804 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was done for a Christmas gift last year, ( I haven’t posted in awhile lol so there will be a flood today) The box is Maple and black walnut. I used miters and maple splines to join and the top actually has a angle which you cant see in the photos very well. The picture was done using pyrography, I used a weller wood burner and this was my most complex pyrography piece yet. The box is designed to be a pistol box or just a regular lock box. I always wish I would take more pictures especially of the build but I get going on the project and always forget. The finish was low gloss tung oil. Thanks for looking

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#1 posted 11-10-2013 05:44 PM

Outstanding! Very nicely done on your box and, especially, your pyrography. Thank you for your service!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 11-10-2013 06:04 PM

wow that’s amazing art great job.


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#3 posted 11-10-2013 06:35 PM

How do you burn the design in the wood? It is a very unique box.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 11-10-2013 06:46 PM

Amagineer, I use carbon paper to transfer the outline of the picture I want to the box. All of the details have to be filled in by you, its basically drawing with a wood burner, Pyrography. Sometimes I just freehand my picture with pencil andthan use the burner to burn it in. I have always lived to sketch so this is an awesome way to bring it to woodworking, I am still learning pyrography and there are a million techniques for shading and details so I am not an expert. Hope that helped to answer your question.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#5 posted 11-10-2013 08:55 PM

Beautiful work. I know it takes a lot of study and practice. Good job on the shop.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#6 posted 11-10-2013 11:40 PM

Great build!!!! I like everything about it!!!

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#7 posted 11-11-2013 04:21 AM

Very nice pyrography, great box.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 11-11-2013 06:31 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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