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The Box Experiment

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Project by whitedog posted 09-03-2009 01:21 AM 2004 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this box is avocado wood with some more of my manzinata root stash.( i love both of these woods, they are easy to work with and are good looking). the reason i say experimental is i tried a lot of new things ,first the lid i normally dowel the 2 or 3 pieces this one i used a spline,i also tried a double key with the mitered corners , and on the lid and the bottom i tried a epoxy and saw dust inlay. i liked all of the new things but not necessarily
all on the same piece. this box is 10×8 x 4

please let me know what you think, i love feed back good or bad.

-- Paul , Calfornia





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patron

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#1 posted 09-03-2009 01:30 AM

wow ,
you really stepped out on this one !
nice wood ,
and great work .

i think you might be right ,
great body ,
wonderful figure ,
but maybe to much make-up .
i guess we’ll know in the morning ?

-- 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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#2 posted 09-03-2009 01:34 AM

david i think you hit it , to much make up.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#3 posted 09-03-2009 01:35 AM

Looks Cool paul lots of unique details really over the top

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 09-03-2009 01:42 AM

I don’t think its to much, at least not for my taste.

Great job

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patron

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#5 posted 09-03-2009 01:43 AM

but , boy !
you sure learned
allot of nice things from her !

-- 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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#6 posted 09-03-2009 01:49 AM

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#7 posted 09-03-2009 02:09 AM

Cool box for sure, and surprisingly nice. Each view brings something new. This is great creativity. This is the first time I see a spline showing from a glue up that brings so much ‘interest’. This is a winner in term of creativity.

Best,

Serge

http://ww.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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#8 posted 09-03-2009 02:53 AM

Nice to see that there are folks out there who don’t shy away from being different.
Magical!

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

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scrappy

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#9 posted 09-03-2009 08:04 AM

Very cool box. A little funky…..but thats OK. All nice ideas but mabey not ALL on the same box?

Still, very nice build.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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ellen35

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#10 posted 09-03-2009 12:33 PM

Very cool box. So unusual that it breaks all the rules!!
I particularly like the inside of the box.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Derrek LeRouax

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#11 posted 09-03-2009 02:25 PM

Paul,

Thanks for a posting an “experiment”. Too many times I feel like people are just trying to out-do the next guy, but this really says “I tried something new, but don’t know how it is going to turn-out.” I like the whimsical first glance impression, but the more you look, the more the craftsmanship comes out. Great job!!

-- Derrek L.

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navyman

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#12 posted 09-03-2009 03:41 PM

Now thats wild..But a very nice box,

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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#13 posted 09-03-2009 05:01 PM

Great box, love seeing you explore possibilities. That’s how magic happens…............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#14 posted 09-03-2009 10:23 PM

I like it just the way it is. A conversation piece for woodworkers and non-woodworkers alike.
Might I ask how you did the inlay on the bottom of the top & the top of the bottom?

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#15 posted 09-03-2009 11:08 PM

Before I clicked on the “zoom” I thought your box was sticking its tongue out at me. Looks like a box from a Tolkien tale. Maybe Bilbo’s ring box?

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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