Flower Power

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 1704 days ago 1243 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A reclaimed oak 4X, re-sawn and glued up for the box.
And, my first stab at router design….. can you tell? lol.
OK, here is our secret; when I realized that the flower was off center (too late..uuugh) I decided to add the sun and sun rays free hand to centralize the whole design a little better…

Hey, it’s not a mistake, it’s an artistic element….

My apologies to the “real” box makers. I’ll keep practicing.

Thanks for looking.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 1704 days ago

Milescraft makes things easy hey. I have used it to put a design in the centre of my Lazy Larrys.
Looks like a box to me.
More practice and you can make the flower free hand too lol.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 1704 days ago

Nice flower power.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 1704 days ago

good save !
and a great use of old wood ,

it looks real nice ,
just keep going ,
you are doing fine .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 1704 days ago

I’m beginning to learn woodworkers will make mistakes, I mean unplanned design changes. Its all about how you recover from a perceived mistake. LJ scrappy commented on one of my projects, “Nice mid build design change” (we don’t make mistakes)”. I like the way you enhanced the top with an artistic element.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#5 posted 1704 days ago

Looks great Eric

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1704 days ago

You’re too honest! Looked like it was designed that way. Nice job…... no matter how you got there. lol.

-- John @

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#7 posted 1704 days ago

Thats right CreekWoodworker…... “Nice mid build design change”

This turned out very nice. The lid design is very artistic and a challenge to do on small box lids. I try to draw it out first and use a dremel router.(nice and small) Or you can use an oversize piece of wood and trim even afterwards. (done that too) Either way this is a very nice box.

Fantastic use of reclaimed wood. Re-sawing is the way to go! Lots more board from the same piece of wood!

Once you have made your FIRST box, you are hooked, so you are one of the “real” box makers also. Congrats!

We all learn from every project we make. And hopefully get better with time and prctice. That is what this site is all about. Sharing and learning. AND HAVING FUN!!!!!!!

Keep them comeing!


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

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#8 posted 1704 days ago

i like it…what mistake????

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 1703 days ago

If you hadn’t told, never would have guessed. Nice box.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#10 posted 1703 days ago

Well done Eric.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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