The Wavy Box

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Project by northlander posted 2017 days ago 1788 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I stumbled upon this design by accident when I was messing around with a pine box I had built last year, I thought I’d try it out with some birdseye maple and walnut. One advantage is it gets rid of the tear out I experienced when thickness planing. I’m pretty happy with the result.

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#1 posted 2017 days ago

Looks Great

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 2017 days ago

Beautiful piece. Great craftsmanship


-- jlchrls, FL,

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Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 2017 days ago

Very nice! I like the style! The birdseye & walnut go good together.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 2017 days ago

Great box! I really like how it looks organic. What did you use to carve the box?

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#5 posted 2017 days ago

NICE, I love the look

-- Brian

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#6 posted 2017 days ago

That is a good looking box. How big is it? Is the lid hinged?

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#7 posted 2017 days ago

I used a flapper disc on an angle grinder to rough out the waves, then a lot of sanding to get to the final smoothing. The size is 7”x7” and it is hinged in the back.

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#8 posted 2017 days ago

Take a small cube box design and make it spectacular. I think this shows the difference between craftsman and artist of wood.

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

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#9 posted 2017 days ago


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

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#10 posted 2017 days ago

Beautiful box out of beautiful wood. Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 2017 days ago

Your Box looks Great. The rounded edges make it stand out from the standard form. Great Idea.
What grit do you use on the Flapper disc to start with. I have looked into this and would like to try it on a Jewerly box. Do you use only one grit or do you change to a finishing grit than hand sand?

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#12 posted 2017 days ago

I had a 36 grit flapper, then used a black and decker mouse with 120, 220, then hand sanded with 400 and used something finer on the finish coats.

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#13 posted 2017 days ago

Excellent results..

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#14 posted 2017 days ago

Wow, gorgeous little box!!!!!!

I love the combination of Birdseye and Walnut. The lines on this box are just beautiful, it even “looks” soft to the touch.

Did you roundover the corners with a router first or just by sanding?

A favorite for me….........

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#15 posted 2017 days ago

I like the shapeing,very natural looking.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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