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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-22-2016, 05:32 AM Thread Starter
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Default my first show and tell

I have finally gotten to the stage of showing something I made.
Its not perfect i know, but its good enough to talk about.

this box was made for a friend who wanted a box in red and white. Padauk and maple was as close as i could get, so I added the red base liner.



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Attractive grain pattern on the lid. Well done.




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Very, very nice!!
After following your trials and tribulations through various posts I must say, WOW !
Beautiful grain pattern on the top and great looking joinery.

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glad you did your show nd tell Bob...
the lid is awesome...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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I agree with all the above. Very nice sunny Bob.
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Nice job, Bob. Those angled joints look cool.
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Thanks all.
For some weird reason I really like octagonal shaped boxes. i've made a half dozen now in varying lengths of sides, and still like thinking up more.

The Padauk was a real find. I was rooting about in the scraps corner of my local woodyard (which is a soft wood construction grade wood only kind of place) for a bit of chipboard , when i saw a piece of big plank sitting in a dark corner. It was 2 ft long, x 14" x 2". The owner had scrounged it for his father who is a wood carver, but there were a few big splits running half way down the length which made it no good for a plaque. So he gave it to me. i made him a box in exchange (octagonal of course, but with long front and back). He seemed pleased with it.
I still have 2 more pieces with that same knot pattern, and enough to make a few side panels with.

And after making the sides on this one I couldnt work out why the box joints were slightly angled down to each other. Then on checking I found the router plate had warped. DOH!. One less mistake for next time.
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I would like to echo all the positives above. Verrrry nice.

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Very well done Bob. As others have said, the grain pattern on the lid is outstanding. What kind of finish did you use? Malcolm / Kentucky USA
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I like that box a lot. I love dovetails and box joints, but I've never tried them at anything other than 90 degrees. Very well executed. And that board was a really nice find too!
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