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With my wild cherry gall largely gone (will restock in mid-August) and much of my wood gone, I decided to make a box from scrap pieces I had in my little cut-off pieces box.

I played around with some stains with this one. I glued the walls together first, and then took them to the miter saw, which was a bit unruly. Lining up and gluing the walls was no easy feat, and the whole thing is a little cock-eyed (but maybe that adds to its appeal?)

Once I got it more or less "straight," I decided on some left over pieces of poplar for the bottom. I alternated the stain for a little more character.

I decided on a picture frame lid of sorts, which again was reluctant to give me nice, tight miters, but I did my best.

I still had some twisty wood left and decided to use that for another handle, which I think turned out well.

The whole thing is finished in the last of my spray-on, water-based poly (I will be buying more of that!)

I know it won't be everybody's cup of tea, but I wasn't setting out to make tea.

Time to put this on the Lumberjock's water and see how it fails… sails, I mean sails!

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I like the experimental pieces you've been making lately and this one really works.
Not as rustic as some of the pieces but I think it has a lot of interesting features with the box panels, different woods and the cool handle. Another great piece so keep it up!
 

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Hey Mr. Wolfe… thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it. It was for certain an experiment that I almost quit a few times in process.

I like the experimental pieces you ve been making lately and this one really works.
Not as rustic as some of the pieces but I think it has a lot of interesting features with the box panels, different woods and the cool handle. Another great piece so keep it up!

- MrWolfe
 

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im on the opposite side of the fence van,i think this was a stretch buddy.but i love your creativity in coming up with new ideas !
 

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I knew it wouldn't be for everybody!

im on the opposite side of the fence van,i think this was a stretch buddy.but i love your creativity in coming up with new ideas !

- pottz
 

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Not as rustic as ones in the past, that is a cool handle though. Well done in the creativity.
 

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Love the experiments. This box is intriguing.
The handle is pretty cool, but it gets drowned out a bit by the frame's size.
The bottom is slick. I like that alot.
The sides are visually appealing from the outside, but lose a little some of the mystery when the top is off and you can see the top edge.
Overall fun. Thanks, as always for sharing the journey.
 

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Thanks!

Not as rustic as ones in the past, that is a cool handle though. Well done in the creativity.

- Eric
 

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Yeah, not without its warts, but I'm happy I finished it. Thanks for the thorough feedback!

Love the experiments. This box is intriguing.
The handle is pretty cool, but it gets drowned out a bit by the frame s size.
The bottom is slick. I like that alot.
The sides are visually appealing from the outside, but lose a little some of the mystery when the top is off and you can see the top edge.
Overall fun. Thanks, as always for sharing the journey.

- swirt
 

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There might be a reason for that!

I don t believe I ve seen one like that before…

- jwoodcraft
 
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