2x6 challenge?

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  • Dedpedal
    Established Member
    • Feb 2020
    • 255
    • Palm Coast Florida
    • One BT3000 in use and one for parts. Plus a BT3100

    2x6 challenge?

    Not exactly construction lumber but it was inspired by the whole Challenge thing. I found a 5/4 thick by 5” piece of cypress that I had misplaced awhile back. The box is 6”x10” and 3” tall. The bottom or the box and tray are 3/16” birch ply. It’s still a work in progress. I’m bouncing back and forth between polyurethane and spray can lacquer. Need advice on that one. Then hinges. I think I’ll splurge for the nicer ones . Click image for larger version

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  • twistsol
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    • Dec 2002
    • 2899
    • Cottage Grove, MN, USA.
    • Ridgid R4512, 2x ShopSmith Mark V 520, 1951 Shopsmith 10ER

    #2
    Very nice. Are the corner splines also cypress or another wood?

    Unless you expect it to take alot of abuse, I would go with the lacquer vs poly. I like poly for for cabinets and furniture because it gives a more durable finish, but lacquer brings out the beauty of the wood better, IMHO. It's a lot more work, but a bunch of coats of tung oil would make a nice finish as well.
    Chr's
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    • LCHIEN
      Internet Fact Checker
      • Dec 2002
      • 20958
      • Katy, TX, USA.
      • BT3000 vintage 1999

      #3
      That's very nice!
      Loring in Katy, TX USA
      If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
      BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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      • Dedpedal
        Dedpedal commented
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        Thanks! I’m liking this one a lot.
    • Dedpedal
      Established Member
      • Feb 2020
      • 255
      • Palm Coast Florida
      • One BT3000 in use and one for parts. Plus a BT3100

      #4
      Originally posted by twistsol
      Very nice. Are the corner splines also cypress or another wood?

      Unless you expect it to take alot of abuse, I would go with the lacquer vs poly. I like poly for for cabinets and furniture because it gives a more durable finish, but lacquer brings out the beauty of the wood better, IMHO. It's a lot more work, but a bunch of coats of tung oil would make a nice finish as well.
      The splines are red cedar scraps leftover from other projects. I think the lacquer has won.

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      • LCHIEN
        Internet Fact Checker
        • Dec 2002
        • 20958
        • Katy, TX, USA.
        • BT3000 vintage 1999

        #5
        Is that a tray inside a box?
        Loring in Katy, TX USA
        If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
        BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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        • Dedpedal
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          Yes. I’m not finished with it yet. It needs a handle to lift it out and stops underneath.
      • leehljp
        Just me
        • Dec 2002
        • 8435
        • Tunica, MS
        • BT3000/3100

        #6
        Does Turning about 300 2x6s into a church frame count for this 2x6 challenge?
        Hank Lee

        Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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        • Dedpedal
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          I don’t think that fits the rules either but I give ya a serious attaboy!

        • twistsol
          twistsol commented
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          I believe the rules stated 1 2x6, but your project will be appreciated by many for decades to com, so Well Done!
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