Scrolled Basket Weave Box

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Project by woodreamer posted 04-15-2016 11:57 PM 873 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this basket weave scrolled box from pine and birch plywood for the rings. There are 9 layers, not counting the ring spacers. The idea of creating a realistic looking basket weave project on the scroll saw has been around a while. I decided to use stain to make it seem more south western looking or perhaps resemble a first nations design. I probably should have used hardwood, but the these things always produce a lot of left over wood which hangs around forever, and this wood was free. The most time spent by far was the staining which was done with a fine brush to get in to the small areas. I used water-based stain and shellac The box is 6 inches round and 3 1/2 inches high.
Thanks for looking.

-- Bob, BC, Canada

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#1 posted 04-16-2016 03:28 AM

Wow! That looks impressive. Reminds me on Roman Coloseum a little. Beautiful colours too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 04-16-2016 03:49 AM

Thanks Ivan. Indeed. My wife also thinks it reminds her of the Roman Coloseum.

-- Bob, BC, Canada

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#3 posted 04-16-2016 10:47 AM

Great job!!! I really like the way you did this by putting the solid rings between the woven ones. As soon as I get a little time I am going to try this.

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#4 posted 04-16-2016 11:44 AM

wow – that is totally nice. I see a lot of time and patience there

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

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#5 posted 04-16-2016 02:08 PM

This is a real eye catcher. Nice work and well done.

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 04-16-2016 02:36 PM

That is one fine looking box!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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