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    This sculpted box is constructed from meranti with NSW Rosewood and unknown timber top. It is finished with a single coat of wiped-on, thinned polyurethane polished to dry with rottenstone before light staining with dark tan boot polish and a final finish coat of hard wax.

    The interior contains a drop-down holder for in-use coloured pencils etc as the box is purpose-made for a small selection of art materials.

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    Umm... wow!!

    i think i'll just go pack up now... might concentrate on lures and building my boat. I'll leave boxes to the experts!!

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    That is absolutely beautiful, and a ton of work put into it also. Super job.

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    That's a beauty!
    When all is said and done, there is usually a whole lot more said than done.

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    Beautiful work David. I hope to get there one day.

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    you put my poor efforts to shame...

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    That's one of the nicest boxes I've seen in a long time. Is it possible that the lid timber is Australian Red Cedar.
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    Wow! That's so beautiful - so much work but so worthwhile. Thanks for sharing!

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    Yeah, thatís pretty good isnít it.👍

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    Beautiful box, nice to see the freestyle shape it flows very well. I think there is a good chance the top timber is white cedar very typical grain pattern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Gilbert View Post
    Beautiful box, nice to see the freestyle shape it flows very well. I think there is a good chance the top timber is white cedar very typical grain pattern.
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    Agree about the white cedar - I stand corrected.
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    David, was your mitre saw broken that day, had to change tack perhaps? Hahaha, that's a beaut, very creative indeed.

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    Thank you Alex. Not cedar, just meranti. I know that doesn’t mean much meranti coming in so many kinds. But every now and then you find a nicely figured piece which is almost always warped and twisted and has apropensity to tear out as well. Therefor a box lid shaped and formed in submission to the twisting and warping is the answer.

    I am a carver rather than box-maker and so I construct the box with the simplest possible construction into an inelegant blocky thing that looks like a reject brick that any modification at all can only improve. Then with carving tools or maybe just a sharp chisel, certainly a rasp and 80 grit paper I shape the thick-walled holly block according to whim.

    Apart from an eye for fair curves, the stubborn tenacity to work from 80 grit to 1200 and beyond and a tested finishing technique, it is a simple project compared to most hand-crafted boxes that comprise expertly fitted joinery.

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    Oops, I just stated that the top was meranti, but I was thinking of another sculpted box I had made with all meranti. I didn’t know the timber I used for the top of this one, only knew it wasn’t red cedar, white cedar sounds right. These sculpted form boxes are all I am capable of until I learn and use proper techniques with well prepared timber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Stanley View Post
    Oops, I just stated that the top was meranti, but I was thinking of another sculpted box I had made with all meranti. I didn’t know the timber I used for the top of this one, only knew it wasn’t red cedar, white cedar sounds right. These sculpted form boxes are all I am capable of until I learn and use proper techniques with well prepared timber.
    Funny, many of us who are well versed in the 'proper' techniques would love to be able to make a nice sculpted box like that.
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