Buddha Box

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Project by Triumph1 posted 01-21-2010 03:36 AM 3480 views 18 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of the smaller boxes I did quickly to study shapes, wood contrast and try some different techniques. There are internal splines that aid in the attachment of the legs. The legs also taper but I couldn’t catch that in the picture…more of a woodworker than a shutterbug.

The lid is made from Bubinga, curly maple, gaboon ebony and zebra wood. The body is made from curly maple, bocote, paduak and bolivian rosewood.

In the end the shape reminded me of a fat, jolly Buddha with his arms raised in the air…thus the name.


-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#1 posted 01-21-2010 03:50 AM

nice box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 01-21-2010 04:13 AM

Now that is cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 01-21-2010 05:13 AM

very nice. the name makes the box.

-- Kate,

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#4 posted 01-21-2010 05:44 AM

This caught my eye Jeff.
Its a very unigue design, kind of squat and heavy looking, yet appears to be lifting aloft.
That adds tension and makes the viewer take a second look… or two.
I like the Asian feel about it also, and of course, the woods go well together.
Overall, this is a sweet box. Two thumbs up.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#5 posted 01-21-2010 06:11 AM

Nice work Jeff. That’s a nice box. It kinda reminds me of some kind of Pokeman. lol


-- Jim

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#6 posted 01-21-2010 06:15 AM

Very artistic cool box.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 01-21-2010 08:21 AM

Great box. A piece of art. Great choices in wood and fantastic design.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 01-21-2010 09:33 AM

Very nice work, and original design.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#9 posted 01-21-2010 12:29 PM

ditto to all the above.
“quickly”—you made this quickly??? !!
even more impressive.
definitely Buddha.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 01-21-2010 01:37 PM

Beautiful box!
Unique, with good contrast in the woods, and pleasant to look at!
Nice work!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#11 posted 01-21-2010 01:42 PM

Very cool. It is clearly Buddha. The choice of woods is fantastic.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#12 posted 01-21-2010 03:18 PM

My, that is a cute little box. You pulled it all together really well; wood selection, design, grain patterns, finish.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 01-21-2010 04:02 PM

I like it. It’s unique, well designed and well made.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 01-21-2010 06:41 PM

Amazing box.

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

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#15 posted 01-21-2010 07:09 PM

I’m with everybody above…it caught my eye…and looks very unique…the sign of success…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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