I Made a Box With a Little Help From My Friends

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Project by parkprimus posted 10-11-2015 01:58 AM 757 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I was fortunate to participate in a day long wood turning workshop at King Author tools lead by Walt Wager. This is my first box that I have ever turned, I never thought to make one. I really enjoyed making it and look forward to making many more.
This particular box is cypress with a wenge knob finished with a food grade oil; the dimensions are about 3×4.

Thank Walt for putting on a good workshop!

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#1 posted 10-11-2015 02:51 AM

Very neat, love the grain pattern. Great job.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 10-11-2015 04:58 PM

Good job! I haven’t tried a corner in the bottom of a box or bowl yet, yours looks good.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 10-11-2015 06:40 PM

You did a fine job on this turned box.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 10-11-2015 10:06 PM

Great way to start, nice job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 10-12-2015 11:00 AM

Very nicely done!

-- Turnin' and learnin'

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#6 posted 10-12-2015 02:33 PM

Thank you all for the kind words.

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#7 posted 10-12-2015 05:29 PM

Nicely done. I like making those also. These are like instant gratification projects for me, you can bang them out in 2 hrs and it does require lots of material. Was the top parted off the original piece? It looks like its not the end-grain which is harder to sand?

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#8 posted 10-12-2015 06:29 PM

The top was parted and I sanded it down to 600grit. Sanded pretty easily.

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#9 posted 10-13-2015 02:00 PM

Good job! I haven t tried a corner in the bottom of a box or bowl yet, yours looks good.

- John

Hey John,
I used a bedan tool to hollow it out.

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#10 posted 12-02-2015 11:31 AM

I love my bedan. Not sure if people consider it cheating, but I use it A LOT.

This box looks fantastic and the execution is surprising for your first (or tenth) attempt!

Well done!

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