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Project by KnickKnack posted 10-19-2016 11:33 AM 654 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like so many projects before it, this has ended up being very different to the original drawing.

I was trying to capture the idea of a box being “pierced” – so the top is bookmatched 3 side wrap around. It would have been far easier to simply have a single piece on top, but it was important that, at least at some level, the top looked “solid” or at least “continuous”, hence the decision to take the somewhat more difficult route. That decision, of course, meant that I had to create the “containment” part of the box underneath that “lid”. Which required ends – I’m a big fan of bookmatched fumed-oak end-grain, so that seemed like a logical, and aesthetically pleasing, choice. Slots were added to the top to ensure precise location when replacing the top.
Of course, the piece wasn’t going to stand just on the point, so additional structure had to be created for stability – many solutions were tried, mostly they were too “heavy” and distracted from the top – eventually I ended up with what you see.
I usually strive to simplify – to reduce down to what’s basic and avoid embellishment for its own sake, but here I decided to try and focus more than I usually do on details – the various angles following on from the angles required on the box-end. As of today (things change over time), I’m pretty happy that those details add, rather than detract, from the overall feel of the piece – I think they look “natural”, “obvious” even, rather than just add-ons.
The wife’s comment – ”quite nice, but I wouldn’t pay for it”!

Ash, mahogany (could be sapele), fumed oak.
Finished with oil and home-grown danish oil.
The box part is 280mm long, 90mm high, 140mm deep.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."





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danoaz

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#1 posted 10-19-2016 11:48 AM

“home-grown danish oil” ? How many Danish did you squeeze to get the oil?

I am curious how you made your joint connections on the miters and on the overlaps, etc. I am not seeing any screws or nail holes or even dowels.

Tell your wife that art is priceless and that she is in luck because it is free. Nice piece of art.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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KnickKnack

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#2 posted 10-19-2016 11:55 AM

“home-grown danish oil” ? How many Danish did you squeeze to get the oil?
- danoaz

:-)
I am curious how you made your joint connections on the miters and on the overlaps, etc. I am not seeing any screws or nail holes or even dowels.
- danoaz

Just glue – they are long-grain joins so I figured that ought to be OK.
I had originally intended to use veneer splines (something I’ve “thought up” but never yet used), but I decided that would make the top look “constructed”, which I was trying to avoid.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#3 posted 10-19-2016 11:56 AM

The last photo came as a surprise for me. First I saw interesting shape of side of that box and last photo expalins all.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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KnickKnack

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#4 posted 10-19-2016 11:57 AM

The last photo came as a surprise for me. First I saw interesting shape of side of that box and last photo expalins all.
- majuvla

Mission accomplished :-)

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Daiku

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#5 posted 10-19-2016 01:16 PM

Wow! I really like the piercing concept and the overall outcome. I’ve tried something similar in the past, but felt that it made the piece too high, but you really pulled it off.

Thanks for posting,

-- Cal Noguchi - EZdado.com

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Woodwrecker

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#6 posted 10-19-2016 02:56 PM

Very nicely done indeed !
You definitely captured the idea you were searching for.

-- Eric, central Florida

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 10-19-2016 06:55 PM

What a COOL design and Concept!

You really Nailed it…

Then, you Wrapped it Up very nicely!

Just another Super COOL project of yours!

Keep Thinking Out of the Box! You’re doing Great!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Roger

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#8 posted 10-20-2016 12:32 PM

Very unique

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#9 posted 10-23-2016 08:44 AM

Unique.I would surely pay for it.

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