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Project by rowdypenguin posted 03-05-2015 04:03 PM 1313 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for a friends Improv Theater in Denver – they are having a competition and asked for prizes – my first real sponsorship! I made this out of curly maple and walnut, doing a fitted lid, but in an angled style. Finished with natural danish oil and a coat of lacquer. I really like how this turned out, and it has become one of my favorite projects – almost didn’t want to let it go.

-- David, California,

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#1 posted 03-05-2015 05:55 PM

Very nice and simple straight lines. Beautiful 45 degree angled top edges.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 03-05-2015 11:16 PM

The box is very attractive, but I think the way you fit the top is unique. I may need to borrow that at some point. :)

-- Art

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#3 posted 03-06-2015 02:27 PM

nice design, well executed, and great lid element. Have never seen that before. Thanks for sharing!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#4 posted 03-06-2015 03:20 PM

This is really nice, good work David!

I’ve been wanting to make a mitered box like this for a while, but never got around to it (also, I dread making miters!). Good to know that it turned out well!

-- Tim, Delaware,

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#5 posted 03-07-2015 02:20 AM

Real nice box, like the thick walls with lid the way it sits.

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#6 posted 03-08-2015 09:33 PM

Nice design, love the lines.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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