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Project by Jerry posted 12-23-2017 01:52 AM 693 views 2 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Taking tentative steps in a new design direction. Jatoba, Alder, and Zebrawood. Marine spar varnish and Sam Maloof oil-wax for the finish.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/





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tinnman65

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#1 posted 12-23-2017 02:27 AM

Beautiful work Jerry, Love the design.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Jerry

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#2 posted 12-23-2017 03:24 AM



Beautiful work Jerry, Love the design.

- tinnman65

Thanks very much Paul. Really appreciate that.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 12-23-2017 04:31 AM

You might be on to something Jerry. Looks good. You need to experiment to improve designs. I’ve been thinking the same about moving on to something different. Your headed in the right direction.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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htl

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#4 posted 12-23-2017 04:44 AM

Like the legs kinda gives it that Oriental look.

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#5 posted 12-23-2017 05:28 AM



You might be on to something Jerry. Looks good. You need to experiment to improve designs. I ve been thinking the same about moving on to something different. Your headed in the right direction.

- doubleDD

Thanks Dave, that’s what I was going for. On the next one I’m going to try some Chinese style interlocking joinery. I’m hoping to make it without any glue.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#6 posted 12-23-2017 05:29 AM



Like the legs kinda gives it that Oriental look.

- htl

Thanks, I was hoping for that!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#7 posted 12-23-2017 05:34 AM

Them legs look like Oak? It is different, need to study it for awhile!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Boxguy

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#8 posted 12-23-2017 06:10 AM

Jerry, nice design. I like the concept. You might want to look at this post from a few years back. It has some of the same concepts you are working on. The solution for me was (surprise) splines. I also made a jig to taper the one piece legs. It was early work and I had weak camera skills, but this post uses similar ideas to think about.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 12-23-2017 06:18 AM

Very Nice! Jerry! Great Design!

-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#10 posted 12-23-2017 06:32 AM



Them legs look like Oak? It is different, need to study it for awhile!

- Andre

Yes, you got it right, Oak for the legs, Jatoba for the sides, Alder for the top and bottom, and Zebra wood for the handle.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#11 posted 12-23-2017 06:35 AM



Jerry, nice design. I like the concept. You might want to look at this post from a few years back. It has some of the same concepts you are working on. The solution for me was (surprise) splines. I also made a jig to taper the one piece legs. It was early work and I had weak camera skills, but this post uses similar ideas to think about.

- Boxguy

Al, what incredibly beautiful boxes! Thanks for sending me those links. I can see I need to study your finishing techniques. Beautiful! Thanks for commenting.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Jerry

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#12 posted 12-23-2017 06:36 AM



Very Nice! Jerry! Great Design!

- Rick

Thanks Rick!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#13 posted 12-23-2017 10:02 AM

Outstanding….

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ernie

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#14 posted 12-23-2017 10:30 AM

Hi Jerry, Nice nice box. As I have no design ability am asking if I may copy it. Ernie

-- Ernie, Etna, WA

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#15 posted 12-23-2017 11:35 AM

Oriental design is a very good choice, indeed looks beautiful. Those oak legs and handle realy pop out.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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