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I seem to be getting obsessed with Lidded Boxes. I am just started to get the hang of the hollowing process, without the wood flying off the Lathe or getting a sudden catch. The measuring is starting to make a lot more sense too. Some of my earlier attempts left not enough wood for either a Mortise or Tenon.
The Forstener Bits to make a hole in the centre are great to get the hollowing started. Then the BEDAN TOOL and the Square nose Scrapper are becoming my favourite tools for Lidded Boxes.
I usually try for a gloss finish, but also like the satin smooth matt finish. I will keep experimenting and reading up on methods.
This Time I applied a Friction Polish while the Lathe was spinning and for good measure, then gave it a rub with a Food Safe Wax….100% Natural Australian Beeswax and 100% Pure Carnauba Wax. Made in South Australia.
Once you rub it on there is no greasy feeling to it.
So who knows what Finish I will try next??? Its all good fun

THE DIAMETER IS 4 3/4 inches.
THE OUTSIDE HEIGHT IS 2 inches.
THE INSIDE DEPTH IS 1 INCH.

Kind regards to all Lumber Jocks…...Cliff.

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Another great box as usual. Good job !!! Mel
 

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That a gorgeous piece of timber and you've certainly done it justice.
 

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mel52 Thanks Mike….Regards…...Cliff.

crowie Thank you Peter, Much appreciated…..Cliff.
 

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Nice little box Cliff. I use to find the Bedan a little tricky at first and now I use it a lot. Nice finish too.
 

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doubleDD Thanks Dave. Yes the Bedan is great. I agree it is tricky and can grab if the angle is not right.
Regards…...Cliff.
 

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MovingChips. Thank you….Regards. Cliff.
 

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Nicely done and good looking. Good work.
 

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That is a beauty, cliff.I love that Bedan for square corners…and roughing…...............Cheers, Jim
 

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Looking good, a a nice finish too
 

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987Ron. Thank you Ron….I appreciate your Comments…...Regards…...Cliff

Jim Jakosh. Jim, thank you. Yes the Bedan is great, I'm getting to understand the importance of holding it at the correct angle and not getting too greedy with each cut.
The new Forstener Bits I purchased recently and the Keyless Chuck are a dream to use also…....Regards….Cliff.

Eric. Thank you Eric. Much appreciated…...Regards…...Cliff.
 

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Cliff, that really is a beautiful piece of timber and you've done a great job with the box. Excellent result.
It sure is fun playing with different materials, tools and finishes. Only problem is then deciding which you like best.

Thanks for sharing.

Bob
 

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Well done!
 

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BobWemm…. Thank you Bob, I really appreciate your comments. I'm at a stage of trying new ideas particularly with Finishes. Regards…...Cliff.

Steve. Thank you…Regards…...Cliff
 
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