Round box for anniversary

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Project by SawTooth1953 posted 05-28-2009 06:41 AM 1893 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box I made for my wife for our 13th anniversary.
It is basically a pattern from Steve Good at Scrollsaw Workshop… modified from the original according to what I was willing to do. :) It was another one that I chose because it didn’t call for hinges… I’ll get some more of those done when I’m not running into a deadline (which happens to be my typical modus operandi).

The box is a ring cut from 4/4 oak. All other parts are 1/4” thick oak. The lid, bottom and ornament were stained dark, the other parts were left au natural for contrast. It was finished w/a few coats of spray shellac.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#1 posted 05-28-2009 07:11 AM

Very nice. Love the lid deffinately different.

Great job. Keep it up


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 05-28-2009 07:11 AM

hey Spence
this is extra nice box really nice details and cool scroll work.well done

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-28-2009 07:28 AM

Thanks, guys.

As I’m looking at these pics I started wondering if anyone has a consistent ‘strategy’ for grain orientation for a project like this.

I was looking at the top view showing the stained oak grain of the bottom and the natural oak ring cut from 4/4 oak.. is there a known orientation that I could have utilized that would look better? Similarly, the lid, decorative pattern, and ornament on top… any ‘strategy’ for grain orientation between them I should have used?

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#4 posted 05-28-2009 09:46 AM

Very nice box. Must be about 6” diameter, eh?

-- 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 05-28-2009 12:43 PM

Great job!
Love the craftsmanship.
Thanks for sharing.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#6 posted 05-28-2009 02:10 PM

I really like the top! Great work.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#7 posted 05-28-2009 02:30 PM

Sweet looking round box. Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 05-28-2009 03:00 PM

Your wife will love it.

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#9 posted 05-29-2009 05:44 AM


LId and bottom are 5 1/4” diameter and the box/ring is made from 5/4 oak (not 4/4 like I said initially).

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#10 posted 05-29-2009 06:54 PM


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

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