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Project by woodshopmike posted 05-11-2015 03:34 PM 1021 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the first box I’ve completed. It is about 3” x 4”. The body is oak that was harvested a few years ago after two tornadoes came through downtown Raleigh and is accented with Rosewood rings. The liner is Padauk and the inlay on top of the lid is Cherry burl. The piece is finish with EEE and ShellaWax.

I learned a lot from this project. It was made as a birthday / 1st mother’s day gift for my wife yesterday. The best thing is that she loves it.

Since this is the second box I’ve worked on and the first I’ve finished, I’m pretty happy with the results. I’d love to hear your C&C! Thanks for looking!

-- www.woodshopmike.com, www.woodshopmikestudio.etsy.com





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#1 posted 05-11-2015 04:32 PM

Very nice box, Mike!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-11-2015 04:36 PM

Thanks Jim!

-- www.woodshopmike.com, www.woodshopmikestudio.etsy.com

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#3 posted 05-11-2015 07:13 PM

Really cool the way you lined that box. Nicely done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 05-11-2015 07:14 PM

I’ve done a few boxes very similar, a couple of them I wrote about here on LJ. Didn’t get much response from either, maybe turned boxes aren’t that popular here. I really like yours, like the wood combination too. Nicely done.

Wayne

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#5 posted 05-11-2015 08:58 PM

Thank you both!

Most turnings don’t get a lot of attention here. There’s a lot of projects and I think unless it’s unusual or and awesome jig/fixture, there’s not going to be a lot of interest. Still fun to share :)

-- www.woodshopmike.com, www.woodshopmikestudio.etsy.com

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#6 posted 05-11-2015 10:01 PM

beautiful work

-- bambi

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#7 posted 05-11-2015 10:11 PM

A real nice job on this one Mike, the timber contrast works just fine
cheers
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 05-12-2015 03:05 AM

I should add here Mike has just been given “Cover of the day” on the prestigious “World of Woodturners” site (WOW)
that is an honour indeed Mike very well done
cheers
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 05-12-2015 06:04 AM

You lined a box – YOU LINED A BOX! – with more wood!
That is just SO good, I particularly like the burr on the lid, a very pretty thing, thanks for the inspiration

-- Live Forever...............or Die Trying

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#10 posted 05-12-2015 12:15 PM

I like those cups, nice turnings.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 05-12-2015 01:13 PM

Thank ya fellas!

Pete, “cover of the day” is really awesome. There are sooooo many amazingly gifted turners on WOW, to think something I made was worthy of that recognition is very cool!

Colin, glad I could inspire :) The liner requires a bit more attention and time but I think it’s well worth it!

-- www.woodshopmike.com, www.woodshopmikestudio.etsy.com

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#12 posted 05-12-2015 01:16 PM

This turned out nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 05-17-2015 05:27 PM

Mike,
belated good wishes on a neat project.
Love your use of contrasting woods,
particularly the Padauk which is such a vibrant colour.
Do you have a post on your methodology ?
Thanks for posting, Jinky (James).

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#14 posted 05-18-2015 05:21 PM

Thanks James!

I don’t have a tutorial written up yet. I’m thinking about doing a blog post on this to cover it in better detail, but to make this box I…. Turned the oak & parted it off, started with the lid and turned a shoulder at the seam to fit the rosewood ring. Then hollowed the lid to accept the Padauk liner and finished the inside. I then turned a jamb chuck and worked on the top of the lid. Turned a shoulder on the top, fit the rosewood ring and turned a cavity for the cherry burl inlay. Installed the inlay and finished the outside. The bottom follows the same process just no inlay… That was pretty quick and dirty, lemme know if you have a specific question and I’ll gladly reply!

-- www.woodshopmike.com, www.woodshopmikestudio.etsy.com

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#15 posted 05-19-2015 09:37 AM

Thanks Mike for your comprehensive reply.
Planning to turn some blanks this Summer,
and being a relative novice, any constructive/informative input is welcome.

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