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Old 04-10-2014, 05:02 PM   #1
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Default Firewood box

I obtained a bundle of off cuts from a joiners shop, he told me he was going to burn
them. Amongst the bundle was this wood which I made this box from, I don't know what the wood is can anyone tell me? I thought it had quite an attractive grain.

The compartment on the right lifts off to reveal a second identical one underneath.
I have a problem in keeping the lid from falling backwards this happened and it broke the centre bow which I have replaced. I don't really want to put a chain on it to act as
a check strap has anyone any suggestions? would be much obliged.


I hope you don't mind I repaired your closed lid box image and uploaded a new copy.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:36 PM   #2
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That's the way to do it.

I love boxes, but getting a straight edge for me is almost impossible.

good work!

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Straight edges were impossible for me too, until I talked hubby into cutting them on his table saw. He has this thing called a dubby crosscut sled that makes perfects cuts. If you go to dubby crosscut sled - Bing Images, the one he has is in the 2nd row, first on left. Perfect boxes every time.

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That is a beautiful box! I'm working on a Celtic knot box and that should be interesting when it is done.
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Very nice work! Looks like Cherry to me.
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What about using a satin ribbon? Your box is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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Very nicely done Harry. I too believe that this is cherry. Great looking box. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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Default Not cherry

Thank you for your comments, but I'm sure the wood is not cherry as I have used a lot
of it It is difficult to tell from a digital photo. looking closely you can see that there is a green in the grain which does not show up to well in the picture.

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Very nice, Harry. Possibly Ash.
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How hard is the wood?
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