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Project by Tony Strupulis posted 1637 days ago 6185 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I came across this project in a magazine. Next thing I knew, I’d been “volunteered” by the local club to teach a workshop to make them. It seemed like it might be a good idea to try making one before I teach the class. I made it with cherry and walnut. All shaping was done by hand. The finish is lacquer.

This was also my first project steaming wood. The Wife gave me a dirty look when I attached her beloved clothes steamer to a sewer pipe.

5/11/10 update:
A few additonal photos

I sent the box to my mother for Mother’s Day. She’s loves it and she’s using it for knitting supplies. On the card, I said that handmade mother’s day gifts have come a long way since I was a kid.

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com





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JenWoodworking

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#1 posted 1637 days ago

Very neat, got any more photos?

-- Jen loves wood!

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michelletwo

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#2 posted 1637 days ago

I make a ton of shaker oval boxes. Sorta plain cousins to these Norwegian ones. Very cool box

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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bigike

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#3 posted 1636 days ago

nice

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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rmoore44

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#4 posted 1636 days ago

Haha, I’ve been wanting to steam something too. I asked my wife about the possiblity of borrowing the rice cooker…not happening. Nice job.

-- --RoB, Florida

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Kari Hultman

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#5 posted 1636 days ago

I love that bentwood box. You did a great job! May I ask in what magazine you found the plans?

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mtnwild

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#6 posted 1636 days ago

Man that’s cool!! Great looking project, very interesting…................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Tony Strupulis

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#7 posted 1636 days ago

Kari – it was in the December/January 2009 American Woodworker. I pilfered it from the doctor’s office. Actually, I had permission to take it from the doctor.

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

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#8 posted 1636 days ago

Very Nice Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Colin

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#9 posted 1632 days ago

Nice job Tony I have completed a similar version that you can see from my projects, I am intrigued as to what you used to ‘lace’ the box together.

well done

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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Tony Strupulis

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#10 posted 1632 days ago

Colin,

I’m very impressed with your version! I took less of a “purist” approach than you did. My box is glued together with hot hide glue. The lacing is purely decorational. I didn’t have any chair caning, so I used heavy waxed thread from my leatherwork supplies.

Are your “horns” hinged? How do they spring out?

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

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Colin

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#11 posted 1631 days ago

Tony, there is a small 5 mm check on each horn, by gripping the sides of the box and pushing outwards on both horns the lid is released, the lacing, instead of glue allows the sides of the box to flex and move with the horns. Opening this box is always a good discussion point with visitors to the house.

cheers Colin

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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Tony Strupulis

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#12 posted 1631 days ago

Colin,

If you wouldn’t mind sharing, could you post photos showing the details of the moving parts on your box?

Your method sounds very cool and I would like to refine my approach. I’m already thinking about what I can dig up in my yard as a supply of lacing roots.

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

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learnin2do

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#13 posted 1475 days ago

too wow!
-i’m stealing my daughter’s steamer!

-what do you use to make the veneer? I love making things curved, but i only know how to make strips.

-- christine

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Tony Strupulis

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#14 posted 1474 days ago

I resawed the sides from a piece of 4/4 lumber. Then I ran them through my thickness planer. A drum sander would be a better tool to use.

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

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learnin2do

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#15 posted 1472 days ago

i’ve made strips in a width planer before, just looked at Autumn’s hand-made drum sander a second ago-amazing!
i no longer have access to a width planer -one day…
Thanks!

-- christine

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