A box with wrap around grain...

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Project by degoose posted 10-10-2010 10:33 AM 2958 views 6 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I read about how to wrap the grain around all 4 corners of a box… so I laminated a few pieces of Wild Cherry with a sliver of Hoop Pine between each tapered piece and tried it….. for the top I inlaid some Camphor Laurel…and the legs are Silky Oak…

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#1 posted 10-10-2010 10:36 AM

Another LL first :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 10-10-2010 10:38 AM

That looks great!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 10-10-2010 10:52 AM

Beautiful box Larry: I have had a piece of Hickory, that I have had for a while that has some beautiful grain at one end. I just can’t bring myself to cut back on the beauty of it. I think you gave me a idea how to preserve that beauty. I think now I will make a large flat style jewerly box.

Thanks for the insperation:

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

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#4 posted 10-10-2010 11:55 AM

Worked well, Larry. Nice box.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#5 posted 10-10-2010 12:11 PM

looking good Larry


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#6 posted 10-10-2010 01:07 PM

That is beautiful!

-- curious woodworker

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#7 posted 10-10-2010 01:19 PM

Larry, that is very nice and the wood is beautiful.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 10-10-2010 01:34 PM

Beautiful, as usual. You have a wonderful eye for this stuff.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 10-10-2010 02:56 PM

Nice wrap Larry. I love the way that any piece of furniture looks when we the builders accentuate the looks of our raw materials to bring out all of the beauty of the materials.

I’m cutting up some wood now for use in making candle boxes for a class that we will be having at our woodworking club. I plan on showing them the all corners match process.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 10-10-2010 03:28 PM

Very nice, Larry. I like the way the legs also function to keep the lid in place.

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

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#11 posted 10-10-2010 03:45 PM

Good one, Larry.

I like the addition of the silky oak and the lid catches my eye the most with the contrast between heartwood and sapwood of the camphor laurel.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#12 posted 10-10-2010 03:51 PM


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#13 posted 10-10-2010 03:56 PM

Nice job Larry

We use this same idea with most of our work. For example, stiles on neighboring doors will be cut from the same board. The grain can wander back and forth between the doors. Or the veneers on the door panels will match from one door to the next. Any major grain detail is visible in the same spot, on the entire run of doors. This seems to make a project “flow” a little better. While it takes more time, the outcome is worth the trouble.

This attention to detail, while not always noticed initially by the client or even the designer is something I point out to them. This has definitely added to the perceived value of our work. It also has proven to lead to more work, as there aren’t too many shops that will go to that extreme.

Again, nice work Larry.


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#14 posted 10-10-2010 04:06 PM

That’s a great looking box!! Beautiful choices of wood!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#15 posted 10-10-2010 04:42 PM

Well done Mate cool wrap and woods.

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