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Project by lorilorena posted 03-29-2016 12:26 PM 1606 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw Ruddy’s box and had to try my hand at it. It is made of sapele. I got the wood on line from Gilmer Wood. I love it. I used biscuit joints and a sander. I haven’t tried hand planing curves yet. I have arthritis in my hands so I don’t know if I can use a hand planer or not, but one of these days I may give it a try.

-- Lori - Meadow Vista, Ca.

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#1 posted 03-29-2016 12:55 PM

That is a sweet box! Excellent design and execution.

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#2 posted 03-29-2016 01:31 PM

very nicely done i love that design.welcome to lumber jocks lori.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 03-29-2016 02:05 PM

Way cool box!!!
I may have to steal I mean barrow your idea here and make one.

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#4 posted 03-29-2016 02:15 PM

That is a beautiful box. You mention Gilmer Wood, I was in their warehouse yesterday going through their remnant barrels. They process a serious amount of wood through that place.

-- Dan

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#5 posted 03-29-2016 02:18 PM

Nicely done
I want to try this type of box
BTW my deceased wife’s mother lived in Meadow vista near the lake
She was a teacher there.
Lovely area.

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

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#6 posted 03-29-2016 02:32 PM

This is a beautiful box. Lori, congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 03-29-2016 03:17 PM

That is very well done, I like it a lot.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#8 posted 03-29-2016 03:28 PM

Really cool box, great design, fantastic use of some great looking wood.

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

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#9 posted 03-29-2016 04:09 PM

that is really cool. Great job. Welcome to LJs

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#10 posted 03-29-2016 05:01 PM

Welcome Lori.! Very Nice ! The shape really makes you notice the figure of the wood.

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#11 posted 03-29-2016 10:29 PM

Very nice design – I like how the box form reflects the wood. Simple and elegant at the same time. Could you comment on how you attached the lid? Love to learn new techniques!

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#12 posted 03-29-2016 10:55 PM

Beautiful box – it reminds me of one I saw in a museum by Russian artist/jeweler Faberge – carved from birch. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#13 posted 03-30-2016 01:06 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks Lori
! Nice looking box and the sapele grain and figure is some beautiful.
Well done .


-- Kiefer

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#14 posted 03-30-2016 05:47 AM

Lori, welcome to Lumberland. I like the four projects you posted. They all have an Art Deco feel, and you let the wood speak for itself. This box has a hinge system that I haven’t seen used before. Interesting design. The flow of your project’s lines and your choice of woods is excellent. Your finish looks great. You seem to come up with interesting designs and enjoy making useful objects. Congratulations on making a “Top Three” on your first day out! That is quite a feat. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#15 posted 04-03-2016 03:58 PM

So I tried to make a little illustration on my computer of how I made the hinge. It’s not real exact, but I think I got the idea across. Without taking pictures, it’s kind of hard to explain. I am going to be making two more boxes similar to this one and maybe I will take some pictures as I go. I posted the picture by the pictures of the box.

-- Lori - Meadow Vista, Ca.

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