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I made this box for a friend last week. She wanted it stained Zar American Walnut, and I was a bit worried because I have never had satisfactory results staining BB birch plywood and having it look good when I finished. But this one turned out much nicer than I expected it to.

Most Baltic Birch does not have interesting grain, so I was surprised when the pieces that I selected for this box turned out to be so interesting. It was sanded to 220 grit, then two coats of Zar American Walnut were wiped on, followed by 3 coats of Minwax Wiping Poly also wiped on, with a 360 grit light sanding of the second coat of poly before applying the final coat. The final coat of poly turned out perfectly smooth. I let it dry for 2 days after the final coat, then applied two coats of Johnson's Paste Wax, & now I don't want to give it away.


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Man, you've been busy!
Very impressive attention to detail, Charley. I noticed that when you separated the top from the base portion, you planned it so that you missed the joint fingers.
Beautifully crafted!
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Yea, it becomes one finger shorter that way though. I usually don't do it, unless I'm trying to make it "look better" and the box is tall enough to be able to loose one finger pair for this.

The tote boxes, in another post, were being made at the same time as this box, plus several more projects, some repairs and some machinery, etc. that I didn't see fit to photograph. Yes, I've been busier than usual for the past 2 weeks. I'm also trying to come up with some new and unique things to make for Christmas, mostly scroll saw projects. I'll be posting these as they mature.

I found a source for 10mm BB Plywood drops, all 1' X 5' in size for $2.50 each, so I bought a stack of it, and there's more where they came from, although 3 hours round trip away. My next trip will be soon, as I used a significant number of them in the past 2 weeks.

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Yet another beautiful box. Love the grain, just wow!! How I wish you lived around here so I could take lessons . I’m not a quick study though lol

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Nice box. So, what you do is keep it, make another, and problem solved.

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I agree with Theo, that box is just too nice to part with. Whip up another one and let it go.
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those are really nice...
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Yet another beautiful box. Love the grain, just wow!! How I wish you lived around here so I could take lessons . I’m not a quick study though lol
Me also Rick, and getting slower as the hours fly by
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Are the box joints cut with a router or a table saw?

I want to make a set of similar boxes and have some surplus BB to make them from.

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