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Project by Chaotic posted 07-20-2014 06:25 PM 1727 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

11.5”x5.5”x2.75”

I may still add a lift, but undecided. I think it get’s away with not having one nicely. The chamfer around the edge is more than enough to comfortably open the box. Sanded to 220, buffed with red rouge, BLO then Ren wax.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 07-20-2014 07:29 PM

Verry ellegant looking box.I can’t decide which detail looks better – waved top or corner joints.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Matt

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#2 posted 07-20-2014 09:58 PM

Very pretty! I love that top.

-- I do this for fun.

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tomd

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#3 posted 07-21-2014 01:42 AM

Very nice box, good work.

-- Tom D

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 07-21-2014 05:02 AM

Very nice work. I like the swoop and almost zen aura of this. This box has a sand dune quality about it. Very elegant. You might consider a lift like this to be in character with your excellent creation. You might make all three indents nearly the same size as a kind of ripple effect.

How to here.

Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Ted

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#5 posted 07-21-2014 01:44 PM

I really like this design… sorta modern, sorta zen, and perfect for whatevers. I really like the contrast between light and dark wood, wavy and square, really works well together.

It’s perfect without the lift.

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.

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Chaotic

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#6 posted 07-21-2014 02:08 PM

Thank you everyone. This was one of those boxes where you keep making silly little mistakes until they all pile up on you and you almost throw all the pieces out the shop door and go inside. I almost did that, then I just took a breath and left it on the bench overnight and came back the next day and methodically reshot the miters, deepened the bottom groove I’d somehow made too narrow etc. Turned out okay in the end.

Boxguy, that is a very cool idea. I’d like to try it. Perhaps soon.

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dgrant

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#7 posted 07-21-2014 02:51 PM

Great way to showcase a nice piece of wood that is not big enough for a whole lid. Gives me some ideas. Thanks for posting.

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 07-21-2014 04:03 PM

I really like the combination of the sculpted top on the symmetrical box. Great design and execution.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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mcoyfrog

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#9 posted 07-21-2014 06:19 PM

Sweet I really like it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Mean_Dean

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#10 posted 07-22-2014 12:14 AM

Great looking box! I like the wave action of the top—reminds me of the soothing sound of the ocean!

-- Dean

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Blackie_

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#11 posted 08-04-2014 01:28 PM

Very nice looking box.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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