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Project by woodn posted 12-30-2015 03:33 AM 1882 views 18 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a couple of stacks of “future box lids” in the shop. These are usually unique pieces I’ve come across. Unique figure, color, or perhaps a smaller piece I resawed and book matched. Anyway, this small, great piece of Walnut was given me a couple of years ago by the owner of a Don’s Home Furniture in Madison Wisconsin. He sources most of his work from the Amish, but has periodically brought in some of my work as well. I finally decided this pieces time had come, and here is the resulting box. In this case as in many others, the box is primarily a display platform for the piece on top!

Some folks have asked if I have plans I could share for some of my boxes. Unfortunately, other than the Pagoda Box project which was featured in Woodcraft Magazine back in 2011/2012, I really don’t have detailed plans. However, I do have a couple of techniques described and a few box side profiles available on a blog I update periodically. If you are interested, you can check them out at http://artnabox.com. Look for the posts on “Profiled Sides Technique” and also “Technique for Making Ring Bars”.

If you have other questions I might be able to help with, if you contact me at bob@woodnonline.com I will be happy to share if I can.

-- Bob





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 12-30-2015 05:08 AM

That is really nice. Was it tricky planing that curly walnut without tear-out?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#2 posted 12-30-2015 10:28 AM

Those leggs attachment is very interesting and unique. Good looking too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-30-2015 03:17 PM

That is a very nice looking box and the top is beautiful.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#4 posted 12-30-2015 03:19 PM

looks great!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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#5 posted 12-30-2015 04:24 PM

Nicely done and a great wood combo.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 12-30-2015 07:07 PM

very nice

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#7 posted 12-31-2015 12:19 AM

beautiful box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 12-31-2015 12:41 AM

Very nice job. I do like that lid!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#9 posted 12-31-2015 01:03 AM

Beautiful. The legs are very interesting, and look terrific

-- Dan, TN

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#10 posted 12-31-2015 09:29 PM

Well designed and crafted box. Unique legs. Well done.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#11 posted 01-01-2016 05:55 PM

I absolutely LOVE this. I can’t imagine the hours and hours that you have invested in this. Can you share how you made the legs? They are so unique and creative. Everywhere I look, I see incredible detail and time.

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