Diversion multi-wood box

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Project by Durnik150 posted 05-24-2009 08:44 AM 1869 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back I posted a laminated band saw box called Inversion. I mentioned that it was one of two and that the other box was called Diversion. Well, here’s the Diversion.

I actually designed this one and then inverted the design to make the Inversion box. For some reason I made Inversion first. This is called Diversion because I was in a hotel room in Kansas City and happened to have my drawing materials with me. It diverted me from wandering around KC at night.

Both of these boxes are laminated blocks of a variety of woods. This one is Black Walnut (with a cool missing knot on the side), Canary wood, Padauk, 2 layers of Purpleheart, and a thin layer of Maple on the outside. I was walking through Lowe’s one day and saw three pieces of 3/8” maple with all sorts of black and grey shading. They also had wonderful chatoyancy that I knew was going to jump out when finished. That ripple is wonderful when you see it dance under the first layer of finish! I grabbed them up and have used 2 of the 3 on these two boxes.

The drawers are flocked with wine colored fibers and the box is finished with 3 coats of thinned poly. The pulls are scalloped and brushed pewter. It is 11” wide, 5 1/2” tall, and 5 1/2” deep. It is somewhat more squat than its predecessor.

Pictures 5 and 6 show both boxes.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#1 posted 05-24-2009 09:30 AM

Very nice bandsawn boxes. I like that beautiful maple.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 05-24-2009 04:19 PM

Really beautiful wood and the finish really tops it. You put the extra effort into your projects and it shows. Beautiful!

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

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#3 posted 05-25-2009 05:49 AM

Beautiful, really outstanding look to it.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 05-25-2009 06:45 AM

I still can’t get over the precision of the shapes – seems like I can hardly follow a line some days. These are both very unique.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#5 posted 05-26-2009 04:51 AM

Nice work. I remember a few times years ago when I was working out of town, I’d have been better off if I’d had some drawing materials with me ;-))

-- 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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#6 posted 05-26-2009 04:54 AM

this looks real good, this is one of the many projects i want to do

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#7 posted 05-29-2009 07:26 PM

Great idea, cool boxes

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 05-30-2009 01:46 AM

Hey Charles
That’s a cool box with great figure,

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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