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Project by ShannonRogers posted 2150 days ago 3577 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have mentioned this box on my podcast a couple of times and I am putting together a blog entry on it’s construction. For the time being though here are the finished shots. This box is going into the same auction as the Olive wood pen I just posted. It is made entirely of maple with the handle made from walnut. I found the origami paper in a small store in Wiscasset, ME while on vacation and was inspired to add it to a project. The design is based off Gary Rogowski’s design from Fine Woodworking.

The sides and top were shaped by hand using a spokeshave and I carved some texture into the end grain of the lid to “hide” the end grain. Instead of using brass pins like Gary did, I decided to use walnut dowels. I also put paper on the bottom of the lid so you can see the design through the hole in the lid.

The finish is 5 coats of an aerosol Watco lacquer.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com





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Karson

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#1 posted 2150 days ago

Great looking Box. A nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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trifern

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#2 posted 2150 days ago

That is a beautiful box. Your ability is admirable. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Texasgaloot

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#3 posted 2150 days ago

Now that’s cool. Even if I like my fish cooked, I like the box!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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tomd

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#4 posted 2150 days ago

Great box, very nice design and exacution.

-- Tom D

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mccreamark

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#5 posted 2150 days ago

Very nice.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 2149 days ago

A very nice creation.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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mtnwild

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#7 posted 2149 days ago

nice box, beautiful details. like the way you chipped the end grain. very graceful. it looks like the home for something special.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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RobH

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#8 posted 2149 days ago

I love a well executed, simple, beautiful box.

Hey, I love this box!

Great work, keep it up, and keep posting the pictures.

Rob Hix

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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sharad

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#9 posted 2148 days ago

Your box is simply marvellous. The use of dowels makes it look more attractive.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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mjlauro

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#10 posted 2119 days ago

I started this box yesterday…....cut my rabbets straight threw….d’oh….so I have to start over and remeber to stop the rabbet….btw yours came great!

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