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    Made this domed lid box by Sue Mey from issue 46 spring 2012 SWC mag.
    Top is made out of hard maple but not sure what the bottom wood is. I got a lot of wood from a person's shop who passed away. Diped in BLO and spray laquer.

    Want to try Carole Rothman's apple tart box in the same mag next. This is so much fun!
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  • #2
    Sweeeeeet project, super sweeeeet cutting, and for your first box, I'd say you are a natural.
    Looking forward to more project pictures from you. Thanks for posting your box.
    Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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    • #3
      Looks really nice. Would not believe it was a first box--cutting and finishing are super!
      Carole

      Follow me on my blog: www.scrollsawbowls.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        That is awesome Trackman!! I love the contrast in your woods. This is on my too do list and you might have just moved it up a notch!! Thanks for sharing!
        Cathy in NE

        "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous

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        • #5
          Beautiful job!!! Your sanding & finishing is execellant...great job on your first. Can't wait to see what you come up with next...watch out...box making is addictive!
          ~ Kim

          A day in my shop is like a day at the beach...full of sunshine and ya never know where the sawdust may end up!

          www.gonecoastalart.com

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          • #6
            Very nicely done Trackman. Thanks for sharing this one with us.

            DW
            Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
            John Wayne

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            • #7
              Very nice Trackman....is the lid of the box flat or do I see a curve to it, from middle to the edges?
              Hawaiilad
              Larry

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              • #8
                Excellent box Trackman. Like Kim said, it is addictive.
                Ron

                My sawdust gallery

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                • #9
                  Awesome box!! Hard to believe it is your first.
                  Mtnman Jim

                  taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it

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                  • #10
                    That is gorgeous. You did an excellent job.

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                    • #11
                      Nice. I always wonder how the designers draw/create those fancy patterns (the lid). It would be fun to design my own designs. I'd have to use a drawing tool, no way freehand!

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                      • #12
                        Great job. Especially like the finish.
                        Rick- Out of the Woods

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                        • #13
                          Thank all of you for the nice comments! Yes Hawaiilad the top is rounded from the edge to about half way to the center. The pattern said to cut the frets out an than glue another piece onto it that was not cut. Drawed a pencil line around the out side and sanded down to the line.
                          Comments from all of you that do such great work means a lot to me.

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                          • #14
                            Outstanding!

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                            • #15
                              An Awesome looking box. When to we get to see your next project?
                              sigpic: Dan US Navy PR1 (Ret)
                              To all who serve or have served, Thank you
                              Well I am the worlds greatest scroller at my house.

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