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One piece hornbeam box

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Project by BlueMagic posted 05-24-2015 03:57 PM 961 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello there !
I made this hornbeam box with my husband Sodabowski (thank you for the photos!) :)
This box was first hollowed out with the drill press, then finessed with a chisel. The finish is linseed oil.
The button is a chunk of a palm nut.





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grizzman

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#1 posted 05-24-2015 07:47 PM

a very nice first project, welcome to wood working and welcome to lumber jocks, i like the finish, it shows the figure in the wood very well, i look forward to your next projects…..:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Schwieb

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#2 posted 05-24-2015 07:53 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. I have been an LJ friend of Thomas for a long time and he has always come up with some nice posts here. Your box is lovely and I think I see that you have used RE magnets for the “catch” and I love using the palm nut for a button. Looking forward to more collaboration work from you guys.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Sodabowski

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#3 posted 05-24-2015 08:35 PM

Brownie points for you Ken, yes the catch is made from two rare-earth magnets :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 05-24-2015 09:08 PM

Nice looking box. 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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Wood Studios

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#5 posted 05-24-2015 09:12 PM

Exquisite box and a very clever idea to make it from one piece of wood. Very nicely done!!

-- I read it but I wasn't listening!!

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Grumpymike

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#6 posted 05-24-2015 10:32 PM

There is some eye catching chatoyance in that lid and the BLO really brings it out. Great job on this box … Lets see some more.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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BlueMagic

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#7 posted 05-25-2015 12:07 PM

Thank you all for your welcome ! :)

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leafherder

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#8 posted 05-25-2015 01:38 PM

Great job! I have been wanting to try one of these since I saw one in a museum but thought it might be beyond my skill level. You have inspired me to finally try.

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 05-25-2015 04:58 PM

Nice job!

-- Patrice lejeune

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#10 posted 05-26-2015 11:46 PM

Very nice : ) What kind of Beech is it ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Sodabowski

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#11 posted 05-28-2015 10:50 AM

Ooops, I mistook the wood of this chunk for Beech, but actually that’s Hornbeam!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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