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I had some small pieces of wood left over from other projects. It was a good chance to practice making Lidded Boxes.
The Stripy Wood is New Guinea Rosewood and the others are Local Wood that I had collected around the Neighbourhood.

I was disappointed with the inside of lids. Bit Rough and Ready Looking. I thought I had sanded them smooth, but when applying the Finish the wood became rough to the touch. Not sure what to do about that. Some timbers are a dream to work with, others are quite difficult.

The Boxes are finished with 4 Coats of Shellac and rubbed between coats with 0000 Steel Wool.
The bottom of Boxes are lined with thin Red Felt Adhesive backed.

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

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They look good Cliff but I'd love to see some individual closeups of each please, thank you.
 

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crowie….Thanks Peter, your quite right…close ups would be better, I'm not sure how to achieve that as only 6 photos are allowed. Perhaps one photo at a time instead of a group would be better. What do you think?
Regards…...Cliff.
 

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crowie….Thanks Peter, your quite right…close ups would be better, I m not sure how to achieve that as only 6 photos are allowed. Perhaps one photo at a time instead of a group would be better. What do you think?
Regards…...Cliff.

- Cliff
Cliff, you can put them in the body of the written part of the post using the "img" button….Cheers
 

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After sanding wipe the timber with a damp clean cloth, this will raise the grain, let it dry and repeat sand.
or
you can use sanding sealer a oil or water based product does the same but seals the grain and then re sand again to suit it a thinned version of a finishing product.

check out this link

https://www.rockler.com/learn/when-to-use-sanding-sealer
 

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Real nice boxes, Cliff. I'm with Rob only I use denatured alcohol to raise the grain for the final sanding.

Maybe shoot 2 at a time for closer shots….............Cheers, Jim
 

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I like the little boxes cliff. Everybody likes these little pots as I call them and make cool gifts too. All the lids are fitted nicely and good idea with the felt lining.
As robcastle and Jim state above, swipe with something before final sanding. It will make a big difference.
 

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Perfect way to "burn" those scraps too good to toss, great last minute gifts as well!
 

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Always great when you can use leftovers. They all look great.

CtL
 

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very nice work for "scraps". since i started turning i didn't know that there was such a thing as scrap lumber. thanks for the thought starter.
 

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Those are sweet!!!

Very beautiful and useful…
 

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crowie….Thank you Peter. Excellent Idea of putting pictures in the written part of post. PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!
Regards…...Cliff.

robcastle….Thanks Rob…Great Tip!!!! I'll have a look at the link tonight.
Regards….Cliff.

JIm Jakosh….Thank you Jim. Great Sanding Tip and Very Good Tip for Pictures…It was getting very frustrating trying to get all the pictures together and maintaining a larger picture size. I was nearly standing on my head attempting to take the pictures…..Regards…...Cliff.

DoubleDD….Thank you Dave for your nice comments, Great advice regarding the sanding. Looking forward to next project to try it out…..Regards…...Cliff.

splintergroup….Thank you…Scraps are fun to work with…Regards…...Cliff.

clieb91 Thank you. Wheather it is Food or Wood.. Leftovers are wonderful!!!! Regards…...Cliff

zebra….Thank you. As they say all Wood is Good Wood…..Regards…...Cliff

mtnwild….Thank you for nice Comments….Regards…Cliff.
 

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Of all the things I have tried on my lathe, lidded boxes haven't been one. After looking at the selection that you have I just may have to try one or two. Excellent job !!! Mike
 

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mel52 Thanks Mike. Yes definitely have a go at making some Lidded Boxes. After looking at those beautiful small Vases you made….you would enjoy making lidded Boxes. Your Local wood with the Red Tinge would look great for a Lidded Box.
Regards…...Cliff.
 
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