Ribbon Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by horky posted 08-16-2014 12:15 PM 1391 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this scrap piece of spalted poplar

and a small piece of walnut. So with some cutting, routing, sanding and gluing, I made one of these. Finish is spray lacquer .. which stinks to high heaven when applying. Fun little project. I am sure I’ll be making more. Thanks for looking.

11 comments so far

View Redoak49's profile


1093 posts in 1028 days

#1 posted 08-16-2014 12:48 PM

That is a great piece of work….I assume that you cut the ribbon curls with a scroll saw?

View horky's profile


134 posts in 1970 days

#2 posted 08-16-2014 12:50 PM

Redoak, you are spot on. Scroll saw makes for fast work and a pretty smooth finish.

View abie's profile


708 posts in 2810 days

#3 posted 08-16-2014 03:00 PM

Wish I had a scrap piece thaty big!!!!
Tnx for posting
nicely done.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

View woody123's profile


52 posts in 2346 days

#4 posted 08-16-2014 04:28 PM

That spalted poplar, and of course, your work really touches that box off. Thanks for showing.

View ralbuck's profile


1025 posts in 1306 days

#5 posted 08-16-2014 06:05 PM

Very nicely done!

Good plan, Good IDEA

Good Work

Somebody should love it!

-- just rjR

View CFrye's profile


6171 posts in 879 days

#6 posted 08-16-2014 08:36 PM

Beautifully done, horky! Any words of wisdom regarding the spray lacquer and evenly finishing the bow? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

View triviasteve's profile


149 posts in 740 days

#7 posted 08-16-2014 09:20 PM

a gorgeous piece! always great when you can find some beautiful spalted lumber to play with…

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

View hotncold's profile


750 posts in 584 days

#8 posted 08-17-2014 12:02 AM

Wow! What a gorgeous piece!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

View Hawaiilad's profile


2562 posts in 2060 days

#9 posted 08-17-2014 03:47 AM

Great looking box. What size did you make it?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

View horky's profile


134 posts in 1970 days

#10 posted 08-17-2014 12:15 PM

thanks to all. the box is 6” x 6” x 4” H. When spraying the lacquer, I did not worry about really getting inside the bow pieces or under the curved part of the ribbon. Seemed like the over spray did what it needed to do to give sufficient coverage. I focused on keeping the very visual parts evenly coated. Again, all the curved parts were cut with a jig saw, no wood bending was involved.

View Roger's profile


17667 posts in 1844 days

#11 posted 12-26-2014 01:59 PM

That’s a beauty.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics