Gift Wrapped Box

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Project by ruddy posted 05-27-2010 09:57 AM 2409 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 05-27-2010 10:13 AM

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

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#2 posted 05-27-2010 10:29 AM

Beautiful box.


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#3 posted 05-27-2010 11:25 AM

Very nice, how thick are the curls?

-- Vince

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#4 posted 05-27-2010 12:15 PM

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 05-27-2010 12:22 PM

Very cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 05-27-2010 03:18 PM

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 05-27-2010 03:19 PM

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 05-27-2010 03:41 PM

very….very cool!!!

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

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#9 posted 05-27-2010 03:47 PM

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

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 05-27-2010 04:22 PM

I like it!! Good job!

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

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#11 posted 05-27-2010 04:56 PM

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

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#12 posted 05-27-2010 05:01 PM

The coolest box great job

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 05-27-2010 10:39 PM

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 05-28-2010 12:28 AM

Lovely job. I too like those curls

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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#15 posted 05-28-2010 04:11 AM

Very unique and well designed box. Well done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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