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Oval Box (RO)

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Project by Waldschrat posted 01-16-2009 06:13 PM 1985 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a box that i built in the Spring of last year… I am actually a bit ashamed to say I “ripped off” the idea. I saw a picture in a book from a friend of mine of boxes, from america, and i fell in love with this design… The one in the picture was round or according to the dimensions given it was round, I just ovaled it a bit because i thought it looked better.

It is made of Ami. Walnut, Pear, and Euro. Walnut burl veneer. The sides are form glued self made pearwood veneer plywood, as well as the front back and drawer fronts, this was especially challenging because I had to design the whole thing from a small picture from a book, from memory, with no looking inside… not so easy as i thought it would be. It helped to have a large vacuum press though!

The 5 drawers are classically guided with pear wooden guides and are all dovetailed. The fronts of the drawers were round making it even harder to cut the dovetails and fit them properly.

I really hope who ever built the box in the book can say i have done justice to his original piece. I did not want to step on anyones toes.

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine





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#1 posted 01-16-2009 06:33 PM

That is beautiful work.

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#2 posted 01-16-2009 06:36 PM

Beautiful job with a very difficult design!

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

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dsb1829

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#3 posted 01-16-2009 06:55 PM

Nothing wrong with borrowing an idea and making your own interpretation. I like the box and the figure on the top is awesome.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#4 posted 01-16-2009 07:46 PM

Really nice box. I agree that the grain chosen for the top is perfect.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Kerux

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#5 posted 01-16-2009 09:13 PM

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sarge

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#6 posted 01-16-2009 09:37 PM

THEY SAY IMITATION IS THE GREATEST FORM OF FLATTERY. HIS GUY I’M SURE WOULD BE HONORED. THESE ARE THE MOST REWARDING PROJECTS. NO PLANS JUST YOUR MIND AND HANDS. LOVE IT.
WAY TO GO NICHOLAS.

-- GOD CREATED THE EARTH WITH TREES, GOD CREATED MAN WITH BRAINS TO MAKE A SAW. THE REST IS UP TO US. LETS MAKE SOME SAW DUST.

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motthunter

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#7 posted 01-16-2009 11:54 PM

No shame in it. You did a great job. Now, instead of an oval.. try an actual sphere… just kidding.

-- making sawdust....

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SPalm

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#8 posted 01-17-2009 01:06 AM

Sweet. I love it. That pear is just beautiful.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 01-17-2009 01:19 AM

You do wonderful work my friend. I don’t know what the round one looked like, but I like yours better…

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

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#10 posted 01-17-2009 01:31 AM

apologize for what….skills…excellent use of wood? nope, no foul here…it’s a beautiful piece.

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

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 01-17-2009 03:10 AM

whoa boy ! this a nice one

welcome to lj’s

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

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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 01-17-2009 03:37 AM

Beautiful job on the box. It looks very nice.
Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 01-17-2009 04:44 AM

I REALLY LIKE IT ,,,,,VERY ORIGINAL….AND WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE BOOK? JI….JI…

-- ALEX, from Texas, ( jewelry boxes)

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jimp

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#14 posted 01-17-2009 06:33 AM

Great job! The top is amazing!

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#15 posted 01-17-2009 06:40 AM

Nice Lookin box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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