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Project by Dave77 posted 06-03-2010 07:39 PM 9836 views 59 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this design by Gary Rogowski in the 1999 Nov/Dec issue of FWW. In my version I changed the dimensions and added ebony plugs at the corner lap joints. I am pleased with look. The main wood is bubinga with a maple bottom for a light effect inside the box. The box was a joy to make with all the handplaning of the sides and top.

-- David Thiessen

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#1 posted 06-03-2010 07:44 PM

Great looking box. Love the flow of those curves.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#2 posted 06-03-2010 07:51 PM

Beautiful little box David, nice finish and details.
The ebony plugs and your joinery really make it stand out…..

Welcome to LJ’s…..

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#3 posted 06-03-2010 08:05 PM

Very good looking and clean box.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 06-03-2010 08:05 PM

I never ceased to be amazed by the talent that shows up here. A wonderful box very elegant, nice use of the different wood

-- Bob "Every breath I take as a Free man was paid for with the blood of an American Soldier"

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#5 posted 06-03-2010 08:16 PM

Gorgeous box David. The bubinga is beautiful and the lap joints are very well done. Perfect finish too and welcome to LJ’s…

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#6 posted 06-03-2010 08:16 PM

nice looking box, your use of the ebony plugs adds to the project, the curve you have made looks perfect, bet that was some exact planing work, have not worked with a hand planer yet, there are so many interesting facets to woodworking, great job

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#7 posted 06-03-2010 08:55 PM

Wow. That’s one classy box.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 06-03-2010 08:57 PM

Nicely done!

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#9 posted 06-03-2010 09:25 PM

Absolutely beautiful box and design. Way to go, David.

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#10 posted 06-03-2010 09:35 PM

Great box Dave. Love the curves.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#11 posted 06-03-2010 09:43 PM

OOOO AHHH this is so very nice wonderful box and great build.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 06-03-2010 10:08 PM

Wauuuuuuuuu thats not a box – it’s a beauty.
I’m deeply impressed – again I must kneel into the dust of my workshop.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 06-03-2010 10:44 PM

Just love those lapjoints with the plugs! Sweeet!! Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#14 posted 06-04-2010 03:14 AM

Ditto on everything above. Great job on a very nice box.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#15 posted 06-04-2010 03:51 AM

wow, very nice.. simple clean lines… looks great..

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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