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Project by Douglas Bordner posted 2645 days ago 1920 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a first attempt at curvy work after the addition of a bandsaw (Taiwanese Delta 14”) to the arsenal. Cherry, Walnut, Wenge and Maple. The maple inlays on the interior of the lid are, well, not really inlay but shims after cutting too much off, as in ”I cut this piece of wood twice and it’s still too short”. Lining is spanish cedar. The top has a curved inlay of wenge, and about 12 coats of Pratt & Lambert #38.

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The end panels are air dried walnut burl, from the same hunk I used to make the top of one of my clocks.

In response to something ScottB said about making a “Cigar Pen” box, here is a Incense box that smells on it’s own. ;^D

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.





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WayneC

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#1 posted 2645 days ago

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 2645 days ago

Great choice of woods and nice design.

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#3 posted 2645 days ago

beautiful!!

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#4 posted 2645 days ago

Looks nice. With that mix of woods, what does it smell like? ;)

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#5 posted 2645 days ago

It smells like Pratt & Lambert #38. LOL.

Great box.

-- 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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#6 posted 2645 days ago

Karson, that sounds like a replacement song for the LJ soundtrack thread. I didn’t know you were a Nirvana fan…

It smells of cedar, as the interior is only burnished with P600 grit and no finish.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 2645 days ago

Sweet smelling art. And the incense box looks real good too.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#8 posted 2645 days ago

Nice stuff. I like projects with long dimensions and subtle curves. How does Wenge work? I found out today that my local Rockler store is having a big sale on 3 inch thick boards of Wenge. I like how dark it is.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#9 posted 2645 days ago

I like the clean lines, and those maple strips, those are not shims but a nice surprise when you open the box!

-- Jeff, West Linn, OR, http://www.dogwood-design.com

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netized

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#10 posted 2644 days ago

Do you turn pens? That box could be modified into a gorgeous presentation box for a pen & pencil set. Excellent work!

-- Jeff, Santa Fe

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Douglas Bordner

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#11 posted 2644 days ago

Jeff-
I do turn pens, and will post some pen and boxes when I gather up a lot of small turnings for a posted project. This project is a adaptation of Doug Stowe’s Bracelet box from Creating Beautiful Boxes with Inlay Techniques, which I highly recommend. My pen boxes are essentially modified from the design. After reading the Intellectual Property topic, http://lumberjocks.com/topics/213, I want to be careful to tip my hat to Mr Stowe.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#12 posted 2644 days ago

Nice work! I like the wood and “the story of the shims”!

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#13 posted 2557 days ago

Douglas, I’m not sure whether I said this to you before, but I just love small wooden boxes. This one is real special. I like the curved to, something I’ll have to try.

Very nice work.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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#14 posted 2469 days ago

not sure how I missed this one. it is beautiful box. the curved top looks like a challenge

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Douglas Bordner

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#15 posted 2469 days ago

Routing the channel was a bit hairy. Doug Stowe’s book Creating Beautiful Boxes with Inlay Techniques tells how using thin boards at the infeed and outfeed areas of the router table to cradle the work as you waste the ground for the inlay on a convex workpiece. It’s pretty much a fly by the seat of your pants affair. The rest was using the offcut from the box top as a curved glue caul.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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