Bowtie Box

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Project by Asher posted 2559 days ago 1766 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of two bowtie boxes I built. This one was intended to be a small jewery box. The other was not as deep and was more intended as a pen or miscelaneous box. The one pictured is solid poplar with walnut and quartersawn white oak veneer. I really like the flake in the oak. It was finished with acrilic laquer.

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#1 posted 2559 days ago

Another prime example of a well executed box, Asher. I love how the points meet perfectly. Excellent veneer skils!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#2 posted 2559 days ago

Thanks Jeff. When I frist started woodworking I worked for a friend who did alot of veneer work, so I have a good bit of expereince. Now that I work for my local city maintenacne dept. in their cabinet shop the only veneer work I get to do is at home, so I try to incorporate it in as many projects as possible.

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#3 posted 2559 days ago

It came out great. Very nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 2559 days ago

Great box, Asher. Ilike the detail.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 2559 days ago

Asher, another lovely box; you already know how much I just love small wooden boxes! Nice detail and exceptionally clean.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 2559 days ago

this is stunning looking I like it.

-- Jeff B.

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#7 posted 2559 days ago

You did a nice job on the box.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 2559 days ago

Love it! Excellent veneering. What method did you use? I’m trying to justify getting the Roar-Rocket kit…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#9 posted 2559 days ago

Nice job on the veneering. Great box.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#10 posted 2558 days ago

Douglas on this box I simply used cuals and lot of clamps. That is pretty much all I used at home until just recently I constructed a venturi vacuum pump from a plan on joewoodworker. I’m not sure but I think the one you are talking about is the hand operated one that was designed by some skate board manufacture. I recently read an article in one of my wood working magazines about it and every thing they had to say was good and very afordable.

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#11 posted 2558 days ago

This is a fine looking box Asher. What glue do you use on your veneers?

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#12 posted 2557 days ago

Larry, I don’t use anything special, normally titebond II. Have you ever done any veneering? It is one of my favorite aspects of woodworking because it is so versatile and the most interesting figures are more readily avalable. And you know how we love that figure.

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#13 posted 2557 days ago

No veneering yet Asher, but I would like to get into it.

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#14 posted 2557 days ago

Just a wonderful box you’ve made here Asher.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#15 posted 2233 days ago

Very nice design and execution. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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