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Blog entry by littlecope posted 07-24-2010 07:27 PM 1283 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 26: A Productive Weekend... Part 27 of Just for Fun... series Part 28: Sawdust Update... »

I haven’t been around much lately because I’ve been, guess what, busy!!
The work on the Cherry and Imbuia box and trays was completed…The Finished Cherry Box... UnfinishedOpenedShowing trays
Now I’m in the middle of applying finish to it… It’s slow going, but it’s coming along…After first coat of Poly
For a little break in the action, and another chance for fun and adventure, I decided to try out an idea I had a while ago… If anyone recalls, at one point, making all the shaped “Finger Lifts” and Hinges, I thought that it wouldn’t be that much of a stretch to make a wooden ring in the same fashion…Yet another idea...a wooden ring
So I gave it a try… Here’s some of the last of the cribbing block with the ring drawn on itA Drawn-out idea
This is after drilling the access holes for scroll saw cutting…Holes drilled for Scroll Work
Here’s after making the long, side cuts…Side cut made
And, after a whole twenty minutes worth of work, this is what I got…The Result, a Wooden Ring
It still needs a little more filing and sanding, and then of course some finishing, but it didn’t come out bad for a first try… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.



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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 07-24-2010 07:32 PM

Rings a bell, Mike. Nice work at conjuring the ring shape out of the block, you sir are a magician.

The box looks good both ‘in the white’ (unfinished) and with finish applied. Its getting that rich feeling to it now.

Good work mate. Thanks for posting. Keep ‘em coming.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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patron

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#2 posted 07-24-2010 07:34 PM

well done there chief ….er…....chef !

great box , coming along nicely .

and that ring ,

is it your LJ signal ring ,

like a super jock box ring , (LOL) ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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stefang

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#3 posted 07-24-2010 08:21 PM

Love the box Mike and the ring too. Good scrolling!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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lew

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#4 posted 07-24-2010 09:45 PM

Cool little ring, Mike! Looking forward to seeing it with a finish!!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 07-24-2010 10:46 PM

the box realy pops now
and I´m sure you will show us a very niiice ring when it´s done

have a great weekend
Dennis

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#6 posted 07-24-2010 11:25 PM

Nice box, rings a good touch!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Jordan

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#7 posted 07-25-2010 03:55 AM

Yeah, that’s very nice – box and ring – now you can take it and have an initial lasered into it – or try wood burning. I think with your talent, that should be no problem.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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ellen35

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#8 posted 07-25-2010 01:38 PM

Love the box, Mike.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 07-25-2010 05:51 PM

Nice work Mike. I like the finger lift idea. You could make a nice finger ring out of that too.

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BertFlores58

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#10 posted 07-26-2010 11:17 AM

I miss this one yesterday as I was busy. It is a nice blog and every steps is nice.. Now I know it is Cherry. Thanks for posting.

-- Bert

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