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Myrtle box W/sandstone top

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Project by woodboxman posted 2593 days ago 1824 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this was a quick 1 day project to get my hands back on the wood after a much,much too long of a hiatus.Its far from perfect. I had to match the size of the sandstone piece, which isn’t even an exact rectangle. I took more pics that were much too dark to show the bottom. the legs and bottom of box are made with Alder, the box sides are Myrtle. The Sandstone is framed with Myrtle(epoxied) and has a small lip to fit the box. My box plans are just looking at a piece of wood and and then start cutting…See where it goes from there. The Sandstone is very translucent and glows nicely when held up to the light.I rubbed a bit of lemon oil on the top make it pop a bit for the pic, final finish is not done yet.

Roy

-- Roy "Woodboxman" Coos Bay, Oregon





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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 2593 days ago

Really great project! I love the mixed media approach, but I am really bowled over by the legs. How are they attached to the box, and do you have any techniques on their manufacture you would be willing to share?

I just saw that you are from Coos Bay. I wanted desperately to move there several years ago after reading an article in National Geographic. Visited in the mid-nineties, both there and Eugene. Ending up marrying (by the grace of God) a Nebraska woman, so no plans to move for a while. Welcome aboard to Lumberjocks. Hope to see lots of your projects.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Don

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#2 posted 2593 days ago

This is a terrific box, WBM. And in case you didn’t know, I just love small wooden boxes. I’ll be visiting your projects often to see the additional pic’s you post, and the answer to Douglas’ questions on this one.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 2593 days ago

it’s wonderful!
I was so busy admiring the lid that I almost didn’t see the legs!!
Beautful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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oscorner

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#4 posted 2593 days ago

Pretty nice box for some one who just cut some wood and saw where it goes from there. ;^)

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Bob Babcock

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#5 posted 2593 days ago

I love the mix of wood and stone. This is beautiful.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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mot

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#6 posted 2593 days ago

I love a good box!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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woodboxman

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#7 posted 2593 days ago

thanks for the comments.

Douglas, I moved here to Coos Bay 5 years ago.I love it

Don, I’m starting to think you might really love small wooden boxes…LOL

I added some pice of the leg jig

The legs are 3/4 inch square alder cut to 3 inches in length with a 1/2 wide and deep dado cut in one side that stops 3/4 inch from the end and chisel out the one round corner.Then trace the edges with the jig and sand it on the stationary belt sander. It’s easier to cut the dado first. They are just glued on with wood glue, I taped all the edges where glue could squeeze out to make clean up easier.

Roy

-- Roy "Woodboxman" Coos Bay, Oregon

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 2592 days ago

Just gorgeous Roy absolutely beautiful. Nothing I can add to what everyone else has said. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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dennis mitchell

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#9 posted 2592 days ago

Wow

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Douglas Bordner

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#10 posted 2592 days ago

Roy,
Thanks for the description and the new leg photos. Gotta give that a try.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Bill

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#11 posted 2592 days ago

Like Doug, I like those legs on the box. That makes it quite unique. Now you just need a matching piece for the lid. Great job.

By the way, I think Don does a search each hour on the word “box” just to make sure he sees all the boxes..just kidding Don.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Dan'um Style

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#12 posted 2558 days ago

Great box ! Really interesting design.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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mcoyfrog

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#13 posted 2194 days ago

Neat

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

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