Box on Stilts - Huon Pine

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Project by Don posted 12-23-2006 12:35 AM 3310 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my Box on Stilts. It’s my interpretation of a box by Tony Lydgate published in one of his books. The four sides and lid are from Huon Pin. The legs and lid handle is from Macassar Ebony. The sides are first mitred, glued up, then the tapers were cut on my table Saw. The curved top was shaped on a linisher. The finish is sanding sealer and wax. The body of the box is 180mm (7”) high, 75mm (3”) square at the base of the box and 65mm (2.5”) square at the top. The overall height including the lid handle and Stilts is 270mm (10.5”).

This is one of two boxes I have kept for myself.

[ CCA = Constructive Criticism Appreciated]

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 12-23-2006 01:25 AM

Beautiful, a very eye catching piece.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 12-23-2006 07:42 PM

Striking design!

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#3 posted 12-24-2006 11:48 AM

Beautiful work Don, I love the top. I did a bowl with an ebony top with 2 stainless steel rods holding up the ebony. I really like the visual effects of the legs also. Looks asian. Very nice. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 11-13-2007 06:00 AM

yes very nice….............

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#5 posted 11-13-2007 06:37 AM

Great Box Don. I guess i missed this one first time around.

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

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#6 posted 11-13-2007 08:21 AM

Very cool piece, Don. I’m putting it in the “gently lift (steal) design elements” file.

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

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#7 posted 11-13-2007 01:42 PM


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#8 posted 11-06-2011 08:56 PM

good job!

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