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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Oliver Springs, TN

    finished shaker oval boxes

    Here's a couple shots of the finished shaker boxes. The first one is of the walnut with a bookmatched curly maple top and bottom. The finish is lacquer. The second is the walnut with the two cherry boxes. The tops and bottoms are qs sycamore. The finish is oil. I'll add a few more coats to the cherry.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Very Nice
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    nice looking boxes John

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Those came out looking awesome, John.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Central NY State
    Nicely done, sir.

  6. #6
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    They came out great
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  7. #7
    Has anyone said "Nice" yet? I go for Nice work, Although shaker boxes are usually Cherry, I love the Walnut/Maple combination. Double thumbs up Thanks for sharing.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Madison Lake, Mn

    New to me

    I had to do a search on "Shaker box" to see exactly what it was. I found a very complete step by step on Ron Hazletines site. The ones completed here appear to be a couple of notches above that video. I'm assuming the circular flat pieces are covers for the boxes. It appears that there is a tiny lip made around the edge to hold it in place. This whole project appears to be very delicate work and very well done. Did you purchase the wood or do you have some method to make the wood that thin? I'm assuming there are special tacks that are made to look like rivets when flattened on both sides. Obviously this type of project is very new to me but really looks interesting. Very nice work!
    Wood worker wannabee
    Semper FI

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    I'd have to rate those as the nicest looking shaker style boxes I've seen. Beautiful!
    Got Wood?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Great stuff John. The wood combinations are a cool variation on the standard. Where'd you get the copper nails/rivets?
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

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