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Trying to get caught up with posted projects…I’m always behind…A few more turned boxes since they are so much fun to make!

These 2 are turned from 3×3x6” stock; a difficult size to hollow! Left is Chinese Elm with a simple textured pattern on the lid.

Right is Tamarind, I believe?

This one is shaped from Black Walnut with a Maple Burl knob. My finial knobs are epoxied into the lids at least ½” deep for strength.

Last is a piece of Rock Maple and Bocote.

I added a decorative ring from Ziricote and Bubinga on the underside of the lid as a surprise for anyone that looks!

That all for now…comments and suggestions are always welcomed!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#1 posted 01-04-2016 03:39 PM

Very nice Terry. I think the maple and bocote one is my favourite.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 01-04-2016 03:42 PM

These look amazing Terry.


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#3 posted 01-04-2016 03:43 PM

Incredible work Terry. I love the decorative ring inside the maple box, such wonderful attention to detail.

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 01-04-2016 03:53 PM

Good work Terry,

Turning is so addictive!

-- Putty

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#5 posted 01-04-2016 04:43 PM

This is a very nice collection of turned boxes. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 01-04-2016 05:37 PM

Cool boxes.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#7 posted 01-04-2016 05:46 PM

Still loving my TerryR original turned walnut box..

Great work brother!!

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#8 posted 01-04-2016 05:56 PM

Thanks guys!
yes, my lathe addiction continues…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#9 posted 01-04-2016 06:20 PM

Terry those are beautiful. Your turning skills are top notch.

Since you love turning boxes and you love making pipes, why don’t you make one of these. It is an original tobacco canister brought over from Norway by my wife’s grand or great grand parents. I can send you the dimensions if you want to make one.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works

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#10 posted 01-04-2016 06:22 PM

Wow…These are great..Are the rabbets created with the lathe ?At wht point do you cut off the lid ? Turning looks fun…

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#11 posted 01-04-2016 06:56 PM

Nice work as usual Terry.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#12 posted 01-04-2016 07:06 PM

Lookin’ fabulous, terry.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#13 posted 01-04-2016 08:57 PM


widdle, yes, all shaped while spinning…I’ll have to post a blog on how these are made…been wanting to do that. The trick is how to hold the workpiece!

Bob, please send rough dimensions; that looks like a fabulous shape. Tobacco or not. I wouldn’t have thought of a painted container…but that certainly opens up new possibilities…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#14 posted 01-04-2016 10:22 PM

You’re gonna need to teach me to turn properly when you get to Colorado, Terry. Amazing work.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#15 posted 01-04-2016 10:32 PM

Here you go Terry. I believe this is made out of birch, probably Karelian birch. The inside dimensions are 2-3/4” tall and shaped to the same contour as the outside. The walls feel like about 3/16 to 1/4 thick.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works

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