Shell-top box - bubinga

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Project by PhillipsTed posted 09-27-2015 11:38 PM 1229 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box last fall for a Christmas gift. I wanted a beach-theme for the project, and chose a shell textured top based off a project I saw on Chris Wong’s web site.

I rough cut the box from a bowl turning blank of bubinga on the bandsaw. After slicing the lid off, I used rasps and sandpaper to shape the sea shell pattern. I used small Brusso hinges and added some ribbed bronze clavos on the back ridge for decoration. I finished the box with five coats of original waterlox and then flocked the inside with black polyester flocking.


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#1 posted 09-27-2015 11:55 PM

great work, very nice project

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

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#2 posted 09-28-2015 05:15 PM

Very cool Ted. Well done.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 09-28-2015 06:21 PM

Great job! I hope the lucky recipient was thrilled with the box and not expecting it to be full of pearls. Or did those come later? ;) Beautiful wood and great design, I really like the metal accents, and the fact that you did the shaping with rasps and sandpaper. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 09-29-2015 02:16 AM

Very, very nice. Great job

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#5 posted 09-29-2015 05:08 PM

Another great shape! I like those hinges outside box.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 05-04-2017 11:23 AM

This box is so beautiful and it displays a lot of nice details and workmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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