The Bridge box

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Project by Mike Shea posted 11-30-2007 07:53 AM 3200 views 22 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I browse thru the internet on a regular basis to get ideas for my projects. as i was browsing i stumbled upon a few pictures of modern brigde designs. i incorporated it with a box i had seen a while back on the internet. this was the result

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#1 posted 11-30-2007 08:03 AM

Welcome back. Great concept and build. How did you attach the legs?

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#2 posted 11-30-2007 09:22 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship Mike. That curly Maple is beautiful. Very nice combination of materials and design.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 11-30-2007 10:42 AM

I wish I had a design sense as unique as you. You are able to go from a complex concept to beautiful execution. What a gorgeous box.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#4 posted 11-30-2007 10:55 AM

What Blake said. I especially like the laminated handle and the legs. How do you attach both to the box? How about a shot down into the box, and dimensions. How do you finish your work?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 11-30-2007 02:00 PM

this is amazing. what a wonderful design and end result.

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#6 posted 11-30-2007 02:56 PM

Mike -

Beautiful! I like the contrast . . . well done!


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#7 posted 11-30-2007 03:30 PM

Very unique design and excellent execution on all you rprojects. Can’t comment on all as I must get to the shop.

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#8 posted 11-30-2007 03:40 PM

I love the wood combination, and the design is just super!

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#9 posted 11-30-2007 04:14 PM

That’s neat, Mike. Another great box.

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#10 posted 11-30-2007 04:31 PM


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#11 posted 11-30-2007 08:20 PM

Is the top chamfered? Looks great.

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#12 posted 11-30-2007 10:57 PM

Looks a bit like the Sydney Harbour bridge Mike.

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#13 posted 12-01-2007 01:40 AM

Love it, great job!

-- Farles from Niagara - Woodworking, like life, is a journey...enjoy the ride!

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#14 posted 12-01-2007 03:46 AM


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#15 posted 12-01-2007 04:01 AM

Just terrific Mike. Creative inspiration and design along with solid craftsmanship result in a beautiful piece.

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