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Project by ic3ss posted 09-20-2016 08:08 PM 1318 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve got this box design stuck in my head, and every time I go to the lathe this is what I end up making, compulsively. I feel like the guy in Close Encounters of The Third Kind, shaping my mashed potatoes into a model of Devil’s Tower.

Each one has evolved a bit from the last, so maybe soon I can make the “perfect” one so I can move on with something else. Or maybe the aliens will show up and give me all the answers.

I have a bunch of these now and I’m getting tired of looking at them.

I think I need therapy.


-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#1 posted 09-20-2016 08:38 PM

Great work!

I can see why it would get stuck in your head, the design is mesmerizing…

-- Justin, California

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#2 posted 09-20-2016 08:47 PM

Now I’ve got Richard Dreyfuss playing with his mashed potatoes stuck in my head.

I do agree that it is a mesmerizing design so I can understand how it gets stuck in your head.

Love the Star Trek quote by the way! :)

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#3 posted 09-20-2016 09:41 PM

Whatever the compulsion, they are wicked cool. I’d love to see a description of how you made them.


-- Brady, Texas,

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#4 posted 09-21-2016 07:11 AM

oh,yes…all lumberjocks need therapy or…
Therapy does not help anymore?
who care…hehehe
like it,i’ll try to made some

-- bambi

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#5 posted 09-21-2016 10:17 AM

It’s very interesting top shape. You almoust fulled me – I thought it was a ball stacked inside box.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 09-21-2016 06:55 PM

I think that it’s looking good. You have done a nice job on it. How many do you have?

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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#7 posted 09-21-2016 08:34 PM

Thank you all for the nice words of encouragement. The previous boxes I’ve posted never got this much attention here, though I’m not really sure why. Maybe turned boxes aren’t that popular on this site. I dunno.

I’ve made about 7 or 8, but I’ve given away a few. The box itself is a rather complex build and each one takes me a few days to do, mostly because I’m slow. If there were enough interest, you could contact me on Facebook.

My facebook page

Thanks all for your interest.


-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#8 posted 09-22-2016 01:44 AM

That is a very “Interesting” design, and I really like it.
I can understand how it is stuck in your brain.
I like to never create two things the same but sometimes a new idea takes a “RUN” over several pieces.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#9 posted 09-29-2016 02:38 AM

Nice Job, I would love to get into Turning when I get a free minute.

-- John, MA

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