The Wavy Box

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Project by northlander posted 01-15-2009 03:49 PM 1973 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 01-15-2009 04:18 PM

Looks Great

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 01-15-2009 04:25 PM

Beautiful piece. Great craftsmanship


-- jlchrls, FL,

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#3 posted 01-15-2009 04:51 PM

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

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 01-15-2009 04:58 PM

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 01-15-2009 05:15 PM

NICE, I love the look

-- Brian

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#6 posted 01-15-2009 05:45 PM

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 01-15-2009 05:55 PM

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 01-15-2009 07:12 PM

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 01-15-2009 07:36 PM


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

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#10 posted 01-15-2009 07:39 PM

Beautiful box out of beautiful wood. Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 01-15-2009 07:57 PM

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 01-15-2009 09:24 PM

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 01-15-2009 09:29 PM

Excellent results..

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

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#14 posted 01-15-2009 10:02 PM

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 01-16-2009 12:30 AM

I like the shapeing,very natural looking.

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

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