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Old 07-21-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
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Lately I got into a mode of box building. Here are a few of my latest attempts. I may try to sell a few at an upcoming bazaar where I sell photographs. I have no idea what to charge for these so I will set a price and see what happens.

Anyway, I tried multiple woods and finishes, still deciding on the finish I like best. I would love to use lacquer but I think the local weather is fighting me. I had problems with rattle can lacquer drying too fast and not flowing out. I live near Seattle, Wa. and we just don't get low humidity weather that often which I think is the problem. I suppose it could be my technique.
I ended up on most of these with wipe-on poly which seems to work fine for me.

Here are a few pictures. For the simple box I used walnut tapered hole plugs for the feet. To make sure they stayed on I drilled and glued in a 1/8" dowel. For the oriental looking box I drilled and inserted toothpicks in the legs and lid.

Boxes are approx. 5" by 3" by 3" high. Dark wood is Kiatt or Bolivian Rosewood or Walnut. Light wood is ash and curly maple for the trim.
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Those are fabulous and don't under price your work.
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Excellent boxes Ron. I really like your wood choices. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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Those are fabulous and don't under price your work.
Thanks Mike. Just dipping my toe in the water on selling.

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These boxes are beautiful!
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Good looking stuff Ron, I love making boxes too, your choice of wood used is sweeeeet.
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Very nice boxes Ron, looks like you are hooked on them.
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