It's a box?

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Project by michelletwo posted 08-17-2010 04:53 PM 2377 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes, it’s a box. When you see both pictures it will become clear. The lid threads into the base on other side of the giant” negative space “rim, and holds it all together. Birdseye maple giant rim & spalted maple box. Hope this teases your brain & catches your eyes. It took about 10-11 hrs to make this.(before you ask!)It is a delicate concept and needs full attention , great care., and hideously sharp tools.

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#1 posted 08-17-2010 04:55 PM

Way cool unique idea and well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 08-17-2010 05:05 PM

Is the box held in the center by threading the lid on? It’s a bit hard to tell from the picture. I really like this “negative space” design work. Looks incredibly challenging to do on a lathe.

-- EGO postulo , EGO venalicium , EGO incidere. I measured, I marked, I cut. Latin instructions for firewood.

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#3 posted 08-17-2010 05:07 PM

Waaay cool! And impressive techniques that boggle the mind! I think this could be a signature piece for you.

I can only imagine how intense and impressive a mobile made of a half dozen of these would be like. It would give the likes of Alexander Calder stiff competition!

-- "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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#4 posted 08-17-2010 05:30 PM

Hey CG, glad to see youup and at ‘em..yes, the box is threaded, and I turned it so the lid was a tad bigger than the base of the box..the lid & base coming together traps the rim.

Mornin’ mmh: good hear hear from you too..I think you are right about the signature pieces..I think the counter-rotating volutes (expanding pattern posted a few days ago) will be the ticket..the concensous of the turning world is that no one has seen it done before…soooo, I’m working on being a STAR!!!!

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#5 posted 08-17-2010 06:08 PM


-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 08-17-2010 06:42 PM

Cool !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#7 posted 08-17-2010 06:43 PM

This thing is way cool. Not totally sure on all of it yet, but only 11 hrs to make think it wood take me weeks.

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

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#8 posted 08-17-2010 06:53 PM

Amazing work, I’ve never seen anything even close, you are a star!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 08-17-2010 07:47 PM

that is just amazing…...very cool…..i love the design…i guess you wouldnt want to use this for a pot holder…or a trivet…lol…....yea i bet your tools were scary sharp…would enjoy a blog on this one….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 08-17-2010 08:51 PM

Wow! Just Awesome!
You are truly talented!
Great Job! Thanks for sharing.

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

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#11 posted 08-17-2010 09:07 PM

I have seen alot of turnings lately and this one is different. This very well could be a signature piece. Still not sure about that big of a rim on such a small box,just my 2cents. keep them comin.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#12 posted 08-17-2010 09:25 PM

Hi Roper..then I bet you’d like a lidded bowl I posted a few days back..this is a strange one..I am now turning a globe-like bowl/box thing ..I might install it here and have this sit on the rim and roll.. options galore here..Or I’ll take the box out and put another smaller neg space turning in the middle..ideas, ideas, ideas…thanks for your comment

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#13 posted 08-17-2010 10:49 PM

“hideously sharp tools”? I’ve never heard of that brand! LOL! Great job!!

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

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#14 posted 08-18-2010 12:51 AM

Sweet! You are becoming quite a force in this style of turning. Beautiful work!

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

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#15 posted 08-18-2010 06:03 AM

Excellent artwork and design.

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