Tassie Blackwood box with scrolled lid

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Project by TJ65 posted 02-17-2010 06:33 AM 2031 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just wish you could feel it!!!!!!!!

I am pretty pleased with the outcome of this entire box as it was my first proper attempt at making a nice box with good timber and have the joints showing for all to see. (The last box the pictures is made out of ply and is my practice run making box (finger) joints. As it turned out ok I decided to scroll it too. Now as you can see, we use it to store paper near the phone.)

I believe the wood is Tasmainian Blackwood, a neighbour gave me some pieces of decking wood and this was some of it. He said I could have them if I promised to do some thing good with it. I hope this lives up to his meaning of something nice as I am intending on giving it to him as a thankyou for giving me some of his timber supply.
I have only oiled it with danish oil and sanded it up to 600 grit. Also sanded between coats of oil, So it is really silky smooth and a pleasure to look at- well that’s what I think anyway. I have also added a touch of real blue felt on the bottom of the inside and felt pads for the base instead of feet.

I wanted to sign the base but as yet haven’t done so as I dont know what to use yet. I asked on the forum and have a good feed back in what to use. I just have to get around to figuring out what is most suitable for me to use.

-- Theresa,

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#1 posted 02-17-2010 07:01 AM

A really beautiful piece here, very nice work.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 02-17-2010 07:12 AM

wonderful box well done

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#3 posted 02-17-2010 08:01 AM

Fantastic box. Sure your neighbor will be very pleased with your use of the gift. Now you can RE-GIFT him his wood back. haha

Great job. Keep it up.


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

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#4 posted 02-17-2010 08:21 AM

Very impressive box with scrolled lid. Your trial run on plywood is equally good. I can imagine the smooth touch of the finished box. From where you get the scrolling patterns. What is the thickness of the lid?

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 02-17-2010 08:45 AM

Nice. I like it very much. Nice work!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#6 posted 02-17-2010 09:03 AM

Yup, you did something good with it!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 02-17-2010 12:13 PM

Great work Theresa! Congrats on your first “proper” box.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 02-17-2010 01:37 PM

Very fine work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 02-17-2010 01:40 PM

Nice box.

-- Let's do it in the wood pile!

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#10 posted 02-17-2010 02:07 PM

Beautiful box and excellent scroll work. Generous neighbor – and more generous ‘thank you’!

-- Dave O.

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#11 posted 02-17-2010 03:15 PM

That turned out great! Did you design the pattern?

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#12 posted 02-17-2010 03:22 PM

Very Nice box! How many hours did you invest. Either way, it paid off well!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#13 posted 02-17-2010 04:07 PM

The box and scroll saw work both look great. Your first “proper” box was is a success and you should be proud.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#14 posted 02-17-2010 06:09 PM

well done

-- -erik & christy-

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#15 posted 02-18-2010 03:37 AM

That’s an exquisite job you did on the scroll work.

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