Gift Wrapped Box

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Project by ruddy posted 1553 days ago 2143 views 20 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is box iS made from Tasmanian Myrtle and Huon Pine. I tried to get the ribbon effect by using laminated strips of veneer and heat bending but I soon found that I have much to learn when bending wood…...
The next best solution was to turn the curls, and glue them to the straight strips…..
After putting the mitres on the four curls it becomes very strong when all positioned together and glued in place on the lid.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#1 posted 1553 days ago

That is a beautiful box. I love the curls. Very imaginative.

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#2 posted 1553 days ago

Beautiful box.


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#3 posted 1553 days ago

Very nice, how thick are the curls?

-- Vince

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#4 posted 1553 days ago

Nice design. I really like the curls..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 1553 days ago

Very cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 1553 days ago

Great box and the gift wrapping is awesome.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 1553 days ago

Lovely box and beautiful curls! Really quite a good looking design. Good solution to your problem too.

-- "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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#8 posted 1553 days ago

very….very cool!!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#9 posted 1553 days ago

Nice looking box. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 1553 days ago

I like it!! Good job!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#11 posted 1553 days ago

great job on the box and the wood curls. They look so real.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#12 posted 1553 days ago

The coolest box great job

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 1552 days ago

People keep mentioning the curls. So will I then, they certainly add something to the finished box. A skillful flourish and unique.

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

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#14 posted 1552 days ago

Lovely job. I too like those curls

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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#15 posted 1552 days ago

Very unique and well designed box. Well done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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