Angel Wings

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Project by Daiku posted 1485 days ago 2176 views 13 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest box that I named “Angel Wings” because of the handle. The walls are afixed to the base which has been rabbeted. Note that I made the walls wavey (not a constant thickness). The rabbet that I used for the base and top (see 4th picture) came about by accident. I was rabbeting another project, I was lazy and just used my standard blade and was making several passes. I really liked the effect, it reminded me of the way the Japanese rake their sand gardens.

Thanks for looking,

-- Cal Noguchi

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#1 posted 1485 days ago

Cal; Wonderful box! The contrasting woods are quite appealing. The design of the handle incorporated in the top as quite unique. The wavy sides and striated surfaces add to the overall effect. Thank you sir for sharing your work with us.

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#2 posted 1485 days ago

that is a beautyfull box
with a uniuqe handle
thank´s for sharing it


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#3 posted 1485 days ago

I really like this box! The wavy sides are very pleasing, and I like the grooves that are left with making the rabbets. I would have done the rabbets with the board verticle against the fence on the table saw, but the way you did it leaves the rippled effect. Never would have thought to use that as a feature. Good job!


-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#4 posted 1485 days ago

Very beautiful box Cal, that handle is just perfect for this box.
I really like the unique idea of the “planned” grooves in the base and the wavy sides.
Very nice, thanks for sharing

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#5 posted 1485 days ago

Very elegant box. I agree with you about the saw effect, very nice.

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

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#6 posted 1485 days ago

Very, very pretty. The shape, design elements, and wood choices all work very well together.

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

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#7 posted 1485 days ago

Ichi ban!

-- 温故知新

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-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#9 posted 1485 days ago

AAAAAHHHHHHhhhhhh…....(That is the angels singing!) Great job!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#10 posted 1484 days ago

Yes, the wavy sides win it for me. Nice sleek design and I do like the texturing effect….very unique. Thanks for sharing!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#11 posted 1484 days ago

Wow. It really reflects Japanese simplicity and smoothness of work. Thanks for posting.

-- Bert

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#12 posted 1484 days ago

Thats a looker for sure.

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#13 posted 1484 days ago

That is just Beautiful! I think it is a Master Piece.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#14 posted 1484 days ago

Very nice design and execution, I admire your creative talents, keep the inspiring work headed our way.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#15 posted 1484 days ago

Perfect the details are spot on!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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