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All my woodwork is custom made, after you place your order. Wait times vary depending on my workload and the intricacy of the item you order - anywhere from two weeks to several months. Please contact me before placing your order if you have any questions. Thanks!

Turned Cedar Box Set

These boxes are made from Aromatic Cedar. Aromatic Cedar is popular for boxes and chests due to its nice fragrance, which also repells moths. The wood has dramaitc grain, and finishes very nicely, polishing to a mild sheen without sandpaper if you use your tools right when turning a project. The boxes use a friction polish to get the bright sheen and have a vacuum fit, meaning you feel and hear a slight pop when you pull the lid straight off.

This was a very enjoyable project. I've got the hang of the suction-fit lids, jam chuck techniques, sanding, friction polish, the works. The grain matches from lid to base too which looks way cool. The boxes are from 2 to 3 inches in diameter, from 2 to 6 inches tall. Boxes are a pretty detail-intensive thing to make on the lathe, so I don't expect I'll sell a lot of them. I'd have to charge about $80 for this set to make it worth my time, and so unless you're in to high-end home decor, that's probably a little steep for you. It's too bad because they are fun to make, and they look and feel really cool.

Still, if you want a box, they start at about $25 each for a short box with simple styles and inexpensive wood, and they go up from there. Check out my links (below left) for some good places to order wood from if you're interested. Pick the wood, email me, and I'll give you a bid.

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