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Back in the Saddle Again

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Project by PDK posted 09-23-2016 03:12 PM 1227 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a one year hiatus due to back fusion surgery, I started up the “wood shop” again a couple weeks ago. I’d been wanting to try this concept for awhile now. It’s a box where all the sides are slanted (cut at 22.5 degrees), thereby leading to the profile you see.

The sides were mortised to the posts, which were carved out on the band saw. Given the angles used, the box sits on one corner of each post. The design is admittedly pretty basic, but it was something different and I thought a good way to get back into the swing of things.

Given that it was a concept piece and I didn’t know if it would turn out, I cobbled together some scraps to put it together. The sides are Striped African Mahogany, posts are Maple, bottom is Oak, and the top is combination of all the above with some Domestic and Peruvian Walnut.

Finished in Tung Oil just because.

-- - The day I stop learning is the day I stop living.





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ScottM

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#1 posted 09-23-2016 03:27 PM

Wow, that’s awesome looking. Nice job.

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 09-23-2016 04:37 PM

Fantastic design and finished project!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 09-23-2016 04:38 PM

Welcome back to the shop! Must feel good to be back!

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#4 posted 09-23-2016 04:46 PM

Interesting and different shape. Nice corners and colours are just blast.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 09-23-2016 06:29 PM

It’s a very creative box and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 09-23-2016 08:36 PM

Nice, your scrap projects are better looking than my finished pieces!

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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#7 posted 09-23-2016 11:18 PM

Sweet – the slanted legs give it an Oriental feel
Hope the back turns out OK

-- Live Forever...............or Die Trying

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#8 posted 09-24-2016 01:06 AM

Very neat. The angle is really eye catching.

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