Wavy Box II

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Project by northlander posted 02-27-2009 03:44 AM 2717 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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#1 posted 02-27-2009 03:47 AM

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

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

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#2 posted 02-27-2009 04:04 AM

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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#3 posted 02-27-2009 04:24 AM

Nice Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 02-27-2009 09:11 AM

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

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

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#5 posted 02-27-2009 11:11 AM

very lovely. Nice work. :)

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#6 posted 02-27-2009 02:44 PM

Great looking box.

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#7 posted 02-27-2009 02:49 PM

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


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#8 posted 02-27-2009 05:22 PM

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

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#9 posted 02-27-2009 05:39 PM

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

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

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#10 posted 02-27-2009 06:32 PM

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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#11 posted 02-27-2009 06:37 PM

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

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#12 posted 02-27-2009 07:26 PM

I’m a fan. These are neat.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#13 posted 02-28-2009 08:44 AM

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

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#14 posted 03-01-2009 01:27 AM

AWESOME! This is a wonderful little box…

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

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#15 posted 03-05-2009 06:57 PM

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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