Eight Ellipse Box

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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 02-08-2016 04:15 PM 1303 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest box with an ‘organic’ theme. I used segments to construct the base of the box. The box is walnut and cherry finished with one coat of shellac and three coats of hand rubbed poly. For those of you interested in the actual construction of the box I’ve created a Flickr album.
Flickr Eight Ellipse Album


-- Roger Gaborski,

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#1 posted 02-08-2016 04:32 PM

That is great, love the design and pics on flkr Thx for sharing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 02-08-2016 04:43 PM

Another beauty Roger!
Very informative construction photos, I need to try that!

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#3 posted 02-09-2016 07:57 AM

Very nice job Roger !
It looks so “simple” ... but a lot of work behind the scene to get such a perfect result. Congratulations !

-- Muriel, Belgium

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#4 posted 02-09-2016 11:51 AM

Very stunning Roger. Thnx for the link as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 02-09-2016 12:46 PM

Great box. Thanks for the pictures.

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

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#6 posted 02-09-2016 02:18 PM

Roger, this is a real beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 02-09-2016 04:38 PM

came out nice – No lathe work right? All with a router?

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#8 posted 02-09-2016 11:45 PM

Yes, the cutting was done on the CNC machine. One problem I had with the CNC approach for the bottom part of the box was sanding the cylinder. When I did a similar project on the lathe it was straight forward to sand the cylinder on the lathe. Taking the CNC approach required me to cut a hole in the bottom of the box and attach a bolt and sand the cylinder on a drill press. It worked out well, but I would be interested in hearing from others on how they would approach the sanding problem.

To cut the segments I built a Wedgie segment sled “link here: ”:
The sled worked well.

Thanks for all your remarks.


-- Roger Gaborski,

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