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Crushed Box

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Project by carpenterdan posted 07-07-2010 01:28 AM 5569 views 18 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was built of Hickory and some veneer of Birdseye Maple. It is built to simulate a box that was crushed at the front corner and splayed out like cardboard. The sides appearing bent like cardboard rather than broken like wood displays the contradiction in appearance and the apparently fluid and flexible wood corner.

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#1 posted 07-07-2010 01:34 AM

That’s an interesting idea:-)) good job!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 07-07-2010 02:03 AM

Wow, REALLY creative! Love it.

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#3 posted 07-07-2010 02:04 AM

Well done!!!

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#4 posted 07-07-2010 02:19 AM

Clever!!!

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#5 posted 07-07-2010 02:23 AM

Nice! Any plans to fix it? ;-)

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#6 posted 07-07-2010 02:34 AM

Not your every day box design.
I like it !!!

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#7 posted 07-07-2010 02:43 AM

unusual, great job!

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#8 posted 07-07-2010 02:47 AM

Good call Brandon! ROTFLOL.

Nice design Dan. Did you come up with that idea? Also, I can’t quite tell, does it tip toward the splayed corner?

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#9 posted 07-07-2010 02:54 AM

Well done. Very clever indeed.

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#10 posted 07-07-2010 02:56 AM

M.C. Escher would be proud of that box. Very nice.

-Salty

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#11 posted 07-07-2010 03:00 AM

Cool idea, wonderful. One suggestion for the next one.

The grain pattern doesn’t look like a continuation of the same boards that make up the front and end that are “crushed” at the corner. A better match would re-inforce illusion of flexibility and fluidity you’re looking for.

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#12 posted 07-07-2010 03:09 AM

Welcome to Ljs
A unique idea and box. Well done.

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#13 posted 07-07-2010 03:59 AM

Novel idea.How did you cut the finger joints? Welcome to Lumberjocks and thanks for sharing your first project. You’ll find this site is addicting.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 07-07-2010 04:15 AM

Welcome aboard! Very creative design. good match on the sides.

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#15 posted 07-07-2010 04:27 AM

I’m confused. Just kidding. That’s really cool work.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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