Scrollsawn Gift Box with ribbons, White Oak and Padauk

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Project by SawTooth1953 posted 05-10-2010 06:07 AM 4287 views 51 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Gift Box with ribbon/bow was cut with a scrollsaw and made from a pattern by Steve Good (

The box is white oak and the ribbon and bow are padauk. It is 5 1/2” x 3 1/2”. The top and bottom are 1/4” white oak and the box is made of 3/4” white oak. The 3 parts of the bow are cut from 3/4” padauk as 3 pieces and the ribbon parts are 1/8” padauk.


-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#1 posted 05-10-2010 06:18 AM

These boxes are really great. I haven’t seen anything quite like them before. The padauk one is my favorite.
Do you cut the ribbons with a scroll saw or do you steam bend them?

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#2 posted 05-10-2010 06:26 AM

Bake, No steam bending by this boy!! They are cut with the scrollsaw… the 3 loops are cut from 3/4” stock and then shaped/tapered by sanding, including a flat zone on the bottom for gluing atop the flat ribbon strip.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#3 posted 05-10-2010 06:32 AM

Thats REALLY cool.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#4 posted 05-10-2010 06:48 AM

Thank you, Blake.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#5 posted 05-10-2010 07:54 AM

Very nice

-- Vince

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#6 posted 05-10-2010 08:29 AM

Fantastic! Love the ribbon. Great job. Looks like LOTS of sanding.

Keep it up.


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

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#7 posted 05-10-2010 09:24 AM

Very interesting indeed! So unique and most likely very sellable!


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#8 posted 05-10-2010 10:21 AM

Beautiful box , Spence. The uniform thickness on the curls is most impressive.


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#9 posted 05-10-2010 12:22 PM

Very cool! I have had ideas for bow box but I was going to carve the entire bow….. This is a neat trick I got to try….

Thanks for sharing….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 05-10-2010 01:59 PM

That is so cool. Very nice job.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 05-10-2010 02:26 PM

Thats fantastic. You should so a very long blog about how you make the ribbon.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#12 posted 05-10-2010 03:16 PM

This is an extremely well done piece. Well done!

-- Mark DeSchepper -- The things I make may be for gifts for others, but making them is a gift to myself.

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#13 posted 05-10-2010 04:42 PM

Wow! The ribbon makes the box extra special.

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#14 posted 05-10-2010 04:54 PM

cool little box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#15 posted 05-10-2010 05:05 PM

Beautifully done! I love the techniques you incorporated.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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