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I just finished another little fun project. I used left over oak pieces to do this little keepsake box, adding a couple of acorns for knob holds and a genuine acorn cap for the opening knob on the front; glued on with 5 min. epoxy gel. The half blind dovetails on the ends were so lose and so bad I was going to trash the thing and try something else. Next day I decided to try making a mix of wood glue and sawdust to make a heavier paste to fill the sloppy joints and see if I could make it solid enough to clamp it together. Amazingly, it seemed to work; so I continued to complete this 10' X 6' X 5.5' scrap wood trinket box. I finished this one with Teak oil as is my usual preference. The top is made from two pieces of cornice mldg. ; ends closed in with pieces cut on a scroll saw. Final sanding in 240 grit and a pre-coat of wood conditioner so I get a more uniform coloring in the finish. The green felt liner is glued in with regular "clear" kitchen silicone., spread with a small putty knife.
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Hah! That's really cool...I like it!
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I hope you are really proud of that...

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Wow! Nice box.

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Great job Reg. I really like the design and the grain pattern on the back couldn't be better.
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Great recovery! Aren't you glad you didn't trash the project?

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Excellent work and beautiful finish.
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Great job Reg you should be pleased.

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