Winged Box

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Project by toyguy posted 10-06-2010 02:46 PM 3864 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A rainy day..a piece of scrap Manitoba Maple (box alder for my American friends) and I made this little Clews Style box. Bob Hamilton's video on this project came in handy.

Thanks once again Bob..

3” by 7” by 2.25” tall. Finish is Watco Butcher Block. Not perfect, but a lot of fun to turn. This is one of those projects that I have tried in the past with-out much success, but I managed to get this one off in one piece….. Thanks for looking, comments welcome.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#1 posted 10-06-2010 03:17 PM

That’s really nice, Brian. I’d love to see the demonstration video to see just how you did that.

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

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#2 posted 10-06-2010 03:46 PM

Very nice! I really like how the lid is also cut from the same piece – great work!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#3 posted 10-06-2010 05:08 PM

Very Nice, If only I was that talented at bowls!!!

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

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#4 posted 10-06-2010 06:15 PM

Thanks for the kind words…...

A link to the video is in the main post..just click on the blue coloured name..Bob Hamilton.
You will find this is not a difficult project…..... give it try, just be careful.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 10-06-2010 06:23 PM

Brian, What a unique box, I really like it and you did a great job on it! Did you bust any knuckles or fingers??

Thanks for shareing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 10-06-2010 06:57 PM

hi nice box love it with the lid have done a few of those a while back the sold well but sore on the knuckles how is yours great bit of turning it looks pretty good to me don’t be so hard on yourself


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#7 posted 10-06-2010 07:02 PM

Very cool Brian . If I tried a turning like that I’d have two broken wrist :)

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#8 posted 10-06-2010 10:27 PM

Very cool Brian, this is something I haven’t tried either. Got to get my bandsaw fixed.

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

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#9 posted 10-07-2010 12:06 AM

nice job.guy.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#10 posted 10-07-2010 12:33 AM

Very nice, and the video was really informative as well. Thanks for sharing with us!

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#11 posted 10-07-2010 12:37 AM

Very nice. Jimmy would be proud.

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#12 posted 10-07-2010 12:43 AM

That is a great looking box, your form and shape are perfect. I have been trying to get my hand on some of that box alder but it hard to come by here in Colorado, I heard it is good for turning. Great job and keep them comin.


-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#13 posted 10-07-2010 02:44 AM

Great, however are you sure that this isn’t a spaceship that landed in your workshop? Keep up the fine work.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#14 posted 10-07-2010 02:58 AM

Great Job! I learned from Bob’s videos too. Those are fun to do.

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#15 posted 10-07-2010 06:24 AM

Great bowl/box. Love the design and a wonderful piece of wood. I too love the winged bowls but always lose a knuckle in the process.

Keep up the great work.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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