basket weave box

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Project by TJ65 posted 08-25-2010 12:04 PM 3203 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 08-25-2010 12:33 PM

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 08-25-2010 12:54 PM

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 08-25-2010 01:00 PM

Beautiful, precise cutting! Wonderful boxes! Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 08-25-2010 01:03 PM

Lot of work!Nice job!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 08-25-2010 01:45 PM

Beautiful box.
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#6 posted 08-25-2010 01:59 PM

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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#7 posted 08-25-2010 02:12 PM

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. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#8 posted 08-25-2010 02:16 PM

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 08-25-2010 02:21 PM

Well done Theresa… I like!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 08-25-2010 02:22 PM

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 08-25-2010 02:58 PM

Very, very nice. Wonderfully creative, Theresa!

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

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#12 posted 08-25-2010 03:07 PM

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 08-25-2010 03:30 PM

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 08-25-2010 05:05 PM

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 08-25-2010 06:15 PM

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

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

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