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Project by KarenMW posted 05-14-2015 07:18 AM 1549 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one I made for my sister. She wanted the first one I made, but I told her she couldn’t have it. Then, I suprised her with this one. Made of poplar, red oak and maple. Until I can travel about an hour and half away for flexible veneer and different 1/4 woods, besides red oak, these 3 woods will have to do for now. I have no planer for the rough wood (cheaper to buy) so I do the best i can to sand them by an electric sander and by hand. As long as my sister loved it, that’d all that counts :)

-- Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 05-14-2015 07:48 AM

Karen, no matter the type of wood, you should be very proud of making this box. I have been scrolling since I was in my 30’s (70 now) and I have never tried making a ribbon box…perhaps I will have to try it.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 05-14-2015 08:22 AM

Beautiful ribbon box, Karen! I have yet to do one of these as well. My local big box stores each carry different types of heard wood. Don’t assume they all carry the same stuff. Old and broken furniture is another source, usually free, of lumber for small projects. And don’t forget Craig’s List and cabinet shops sometimes have small cut offs they give away (for fire wood /GASP/). Thanks for sharing.
Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 05-14-2015 09:38 AM

Can’t miss with ribbons.Looks awsome. The project I intende to make ones.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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KarenMW

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#4 posted 05-14-2015 10:22 AM

Larry, for a veteran scroller this would be a piece of cake lol

Candy, thanks for all the tips of where to get wood. The problem is with me not having a planer or band saw, it would be hard to get the pieces I find in those areas to where I need them for my projects .

-- Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

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#5 posted 05-14-2015 10:34 AM

Karen, drawer sides are usually hardwood and thin. Do you have hand planes for smoothing rough stock?

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 05-14-2015 10:47 AM

Stock up now for when you do get the planer/band saw (says the wood hoarder)! Heeheehee

-- God bless, Candy

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oldrivers

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#7 posted 05-14-2015 10:55 AM

Good work, very nice as we would say in yesteryear that is (Fancy)

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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KarenMW

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#8 posted 05-14-2015 11:06 AM

My brother is giving me my dads planers :) I’m pretty excited about that! As for hoarding wood lol. I have a very small one car garage that is starting to bust at the seams with wood

-- Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

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#9 posted 05-14-2015 11:09 AM

Electric planer or hand planes? Either way, congratulations!

-- God bless, Candy

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KarenMW

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#10 posted 05-14-2015 12:07 PM

Hand planers from the late 1950’s :)

-- Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

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#11 posted 05-14-2015 01:02 PM

Karen, this is a real beauty. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#12 posted 05-14-2015 09:45 PM

Amazing work, don’t sell yourself short. Great job!

And a Big welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 05-15-2015 12:03 AM

That’s a great looking ribbon box! I’m sure your sister just loves it!

-- Dean

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#14 posted 05-15-2015 01:52 AM

That’s the kind of box you propose marriage to a woman with! I like it! I would be really interested to know how you made the ribbon curls. I’m beginning to break the code on my scroll saw ( see: losing my intimidation) and want to explore all of the things it can do.

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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KarenMW

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#15 posted 05-15-2015 02:39 AM

Tgis is the video I used for my first one. http://youtu.be/0AMCRcIz_GI it also has a template to print out. I then ordered Carole Rothman book for my detailed designs, which this one is made from. And actually her book does have ring boxes, which are beautiful!

-- Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

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