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Project by USAwoodArt posted 02-10-2016 01:55 AM 1400 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A sinker cypress box with oak hinges. Gator Leather lined bottom… I tried making some cypress hinges but the kept splitting and breaking way too much..no good for hinges.
I first tried placing the hinges on this box without flush mounting them…but it really made them look too bulky. I will stick with recessing them like I have been doing on previous boxes…

11”x7” x 3.5” with some danish oil rubbed in.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"





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shipwright

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#1 posted 02-10-2016 03:23 AM

Amazing grain! ... and you really made it sing.

One of my favourites you have made. (I could never narrow it down to one).

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#2 posted 02-10-2016 03:48 AM

Southerner,

Paul’s comment triggered this…( to the tune of amazing Grace) ” Amazing grain, how sweet the sight, in waves that wash over meeee. I once was blind( about boxes) but now I see. I was ignorant but now I’m nooooooottttt! Art in a box is what I seeeeee! LOL!

The grain and the carving are in Harmony!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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USAwoodArt

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#3 posted 02-10-2016 05:00 AM

Paul…Thanks…! One of the things that drew me to woodworking many years ago was the amazing beauty of some wood grains. When I am lucky enough to find one of those special boards it becomes a challenge to make something with it that doesn’t waste it’s amazingness. I hope it did this piece of sinker cypress justice.

Tom… I can hear you playing your guitar as you sing…. When is the CD coming out?

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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TheFridge

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#4 posted 02-10-2016 05:25 AM

Love some cypress and that sinker has some great color. I’d say it came out great.

Question: do you look for quarter/rift sawn stock when working with species that exhibit little to no ray flecking? Or it depends on the species/piece?

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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USAwoodArt

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#5 posted 02-10-2016 05:49 AM



Love some cypress and that sinker has some great color. I d say it came out great.

Question: do you look for quarter/rift sawn stock when working with species that exhibit little to no ray flecking? Or it depends on the species/piece?

- TheFridge


The quarter sawn has the best grain…but most importantly is finding the old growth cypress that has the extensive and close growth rings

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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tichtot

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#6 posted 02-10-2016 11:47 AM

Beautiful! Congrats!

-- Tichomir Toth, Slovakia, http://wood.wellcenter.sk/

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#7 posted 02-10-2016 01:21 PM

That wood has a beautiful grain in it. Great box!

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

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#8 posted 02-10-2016 01:35 PM

Also one of my favorites of the boxes you have shown us, really nice flow to it.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#9 posted 02-10-2016 01:44 PM



Southerner,

Paul s comment triggered this…( to the tune of amazing Grace) ” Amazing grain, how sweet the sight, in waves that wash over meeee. I once was blind( about boxes) but now I see. I was ignorant but now I m nooooooottttt! Art in a box is what I seeeeee! LOL!

The grain and the carving are in Harmony!

- DocSavage45

LOL ! Good one, Tom !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#10 posted 02-10-2016 01:44 PM

What? Why didn’t you show us the Gator lining??

Beautiful … as usual !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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abie

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#11 posted 02-10-2016 03:46 PM

nice. better proportions …

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#12 posted 02-10-2016 03:54 PM

I really like this. Great lines and grain. And cool hinges!

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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#13 posted 02-10-2016 04:07 PM

These boxes are so beautiful and I love the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#14 posted 02-10-2016 05:56 PM

Beautiful – love the hinges set in

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#15 posted 02-10-2016 06:52 PM

Great job! Beautiful work shaping with the figure in the piece!

Would have liked seeing the inside as well…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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