basket weave box

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Project by TJ65 posted 1433 days ago 2462 views 10 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is mainly to let you know that I have posted a blog about the making of this basket weave looking box.
I was asked a little while ago to post the blog after posting the other one I made.
It is a pretty simple process if you have a scrollsaw for a very interesting effect. Many – not woodworkers!- will simply wonder how it is achieved. But if you look closely in pic 2 you can see the alternating layers inside.
If you really want to confuse people -line the inside!!!!!!!! ”:-)

The smaller one was actually made from the remenants of the larger one, but it doesn’t fit inside it :-( as the base is a fractional larger.
Made out of reclaimed pine and Meranti

-- Theresa,

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#1 posted 1433 days ago

Very nice done, you must have a extreme patience.
I’m really impressed, and yes it do look just as if it was woven.
Best thoughts,

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

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#2 posted 1433 days ago

Great looking box Theresa! Lining them would really confuse folks. :-)

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 1433 days ago

Beautiful, precise cutting! Wonderful boxes! Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 1433 days ago

Lot of work!Nice job!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 1433 days ago

Beautiful box.
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#6 posted 1433 days ago

What a cute, beautiful box! I love baskets, so this box is especially cool to me. :) Nice work!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 1433 days ago

Nice basketTheresa, looks great. Thanks for posting the very imformative blog. Something new for the think tank. Now to find the patterns and have the patience to try making one.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#8 posted 1433 days ago

I like this box very much; it is very unusual to me because I was not aware of this process before this post. Thank you for posting this.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 1433 days ago

Well done Theresa… I like!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 1433 days ago

Well heck, that’s a cool way to use a scroll saw. The sum greater than the parts. But what is Meranti? I haven’t heard of that. Is that like a Lacewood? I like the top profile with the lid removed.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#11 posted 1433 days ago

Very, very nice. Wonderfully creative, Theresa!

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

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#12 posted 1433 days ago

Really neat baskets?.....uh….....boxes….....very unique.

What’s Meranti…...sounds like a sports car of some kind!!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#13 posted 1433 days ago

What a neat idea! They really look great too. I may have to try one of these, but you ‘ve got me thinking about how I might could use the same process for other things, like a cane. Thanks for posting and explaining the process.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#14 posted 1433 days ago

Beautiful,Thanks for letting us know how these are made .Too bad I don’t have a scroll saw.

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#15 posted 1433 days ago

Sweeeeeeeet! / I love it! / I see one of these in my future :o)

-- Bogie... Roseburg, OR / Knowledge is Power!

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