Multi-wood Octagon Box

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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 05-14-2016 09:30 PM 1113 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second attempt at making an octagon box using the CNC machine. This time I created the cover using a collection of hardwood pieces leftover from other projects. The bottom is maple and walnut. Shellac and ploy finish.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#1 posted 05-14-2016 09:45 PM

Another brilliant box, this top is incredible. Very well used scraps.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-15-2016 12:06 AM

Real nice job on that box. Not many would appreciate the work on it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 05-15-2016 01:32 AM

With the extra colors I like this one a bit more than the monochrome version but both are nice

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#4 posted 05-15-2016 03:01 AM

Like this the best of the 2 Roger, nice shape and great use of scraps for the top.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#5 posted 05-15-2016 07:54 AM

Very elegant box. The top reminds of Mondrian

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 05-15-2016 08:22 AM

Roger, the top is nicely done. The colors and patterns are artfully arranged. I like the use of color around the rim on the bottom section too. That is a nice addition. I can’t tell from the picture, is the bottom glued onto the sides or did you use jointery similar to the bottom of the top with a dado to hold it in place?

Looks like you are having fun letting this design evolve. Are you going to add to the inside? Are you considering scaling the design up to a larger size? Looking forward to your next version of this design. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 05-15-2016 02:11 PM

This is crazy-cool Rog

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

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#8 posted 05-15-2016 07:58 PM

Roger, this is another great box and done so beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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