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Bright Glasses Box

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Project by WoodMosaics posted 10-07-2008 07:08 PM 1230 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I call this my “Bright” Glasses Box. On the top of the box is a variation of a “Rolling Star” quilt pattern. The glasses box is about 3 1/2” x 6 1/2” and 2 1/4” high on the outside. Inside it is 2 3/8” x 5 3/8” x 1 1/2”. I made it using 132 pieces of wood cut in either diamond or triangle shapes from different kinds of wood. I used the half size pieces to make the “Rolling Star” pattern on top so there are 32 pieces where there would normally be only 16 pieces. The box is finished in its natural color with 5 or 6 coats of a clear wiping varnish, rubbed in by hand. The pieces are a bit over 3/16” thick, glued onto a Baltic Birch base, so they hold up much better than a thin veneer.

The type of wood is listed on the bottom of the box from the center out. On this box the wood is “Hackberry” from Missouri, “Purpleheart” from central or South America, “Wenge” from West Africa, “Satinwood” from Sri Lanka and “Walnut” from Missouri.

On the bottom I signed it, listed the wood, and dated it. After the date, the words “Foot Cut” let you know I made it on a foot powered table saw.

I lined the box with black velveteen.

I have a matching set of up to 8 different boxes with this design and coloring I will be showing.


Glasses Box High Bright

Video

Now this video again was made by Tara (weirdwolf) from Etsy.com. She can take the credit for the good picture quality of this video.

Thank you for looking,
Robin Tucker, the maker of Wood Mosaics

-- It’s not so much what we know that causes the trouble, it’s what we know that’s not so.





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#1 posted 10-08-2008 12:05 AM

Wow. Nothing much else I can say.

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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#2 posted 10-08-2008 06:18 AM

I would have to say that you are an artist!!!!! VERY NICE

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