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Wavy Box II

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Project by northlander posted 1981 days ago 1991 views 15 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I liked the way the last wavy box turned out when I needed another box I decided to make another one. I changed the dimensions to a more rectangular shape which I actually like better than the square format. I’ve also included a before pic so you can see the raw box before any shaping. Since I was asked quite a bit last time I also put in some fake leather on the bottom to give the inside a more finished look. If you embark on a similar box I’ll give you a few tips. Be aware of the screws and depth of screw holes on the lid, it is easy to take away too much material resulting in the holes or the tip of the screw showing. Use a set of mock up hinges when doing the initial shaping, otherwise plan on another trip to get some replacements, 36 grit on an angle grinder is not kind to brass. Don’t drop your lid after it’s shaped unless you like making small repairs on the edges. When doing the initial shaping don’t worry too much about taking away too much material, the contours will be relieved when going through the sanding progression. I use 100, 200, 400 grit throughout the process. That’s the basics of construction. The wood is birdseye maple and walnut, I’ll throw in a lumber gloat, I got the 8 birdseye boards 6-8’ long in 500 bd/ft of mixed lumber for $75. :)





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1981 days ago

I’m going to have to try that. It’s beautiful!

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

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 1981 days ago

I like it, very nice. Great wood.

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

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jim1953

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#3 posted 1981 days ago

Nice Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 1981 days ago

Nice work. Isn’t buying lumber like that cheating? :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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WoodSpanker

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#5 posted 1981 days ago

very lovely. Nice work. :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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firecaster

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#6 posted 1980 days ago

Great looking box.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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maddog1947216

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#7 posted 1980 days ago

Now that is different and a great design good contrast in wood.

Jack

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ratchet

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#8 posted 1980 days ago

nice!
Be cool if you could get the inside of the box wavy too.

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jm82435

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#9 posted 1980 days ago

Great little box. As far as the maple deal well – you suck.

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

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Douglas Krueger

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#10 posted 1980 days ago

Thanks for sharing, definitely going to have to try that on some boxes in the near future.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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Scott Bryan

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#11 posted 1980 days ago

These are gorgeous boxes. Nice wood combination as well and you had a nice score on the lumber too.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Blake

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#12 posted 1980 days ago

I’m a fan. These are neat.

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

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Beaverwood

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#13 posted 1980 days ago

Looks like a fresh loaf of bread for hungry eyes!
Inspiring, I’m taking notes so keep’um comin…and I’ve spent 75 bucks on much worse…lol

-- Dave, North Dakota,http://www.northdakotanart.com

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SteveKorz

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#14 posted 1979 days ago

AWESOME! This is a wonderful little box…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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jm82435

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#15 posted 1974 days ago

Sorry that was uncalled for, I was just jealous of your good fortune.

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

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