Flower Power

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Project by Eric in Florida. posted 08-24-2009 02:09 AM 1390 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.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#1 posted 08-24-2009 02:13 AM

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 08-24-2009 02:16 AM

Nice flower power.

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#3 posted 08-24-2009 02:21 AM

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 08-24-2009 02:51 AM

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 08-24-2009 02:57 AM

Looks great Eric

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 08-24-2009 03:29 AM

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 08-24-2009 04:26 AM

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 08-24-2009 05:45 AM

i like it…what mistake????

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 08-24-2009 07:10 AM

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 08-24-2009 11:27 PM

Well done Eric.

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

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