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Project by Triumph1 posted 1379 days ago 2636 views 7 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had stated earlier that I designed and made two pencil boxes at the same time with different handle designs…well here is Conjoined ’s cousin.. “Dorsal”.

Like “Conjoined” I wanted all aspects of the box to follow the same curvature. The body of the box was also constructed the same with a bent/warped look to it. The dorsal fin idea has been bouncing around in my head for a while and I had so much fun with it I know I will be revisiting it again.

The main body of the box is made from quartersawn Shedua. A box joint was use for the construction.

The main portion of the lid is made from Curly Shedua. The handle supports/dowels are quartersawn Shedua turned down on the lathe. The handle is made from two pieces of curly maple with a piece of black veneer in-between. It was made by a series of compound cuts on a bandsaw followed by rough shaping on a belt and oscillating spindle sander. After that it was time for the rasp and then final shaping/sanding.

Finish on “Conjoined” is fours soakings of Danish oil followed by two buffings of BriWax. It is lined in cork. It is roughly 10” x 4” x 4.75”.

Critiques welcome. Now let’s keep making sawdust!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!





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degoose

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#1 posted 1379 days ago

WELL… Now THAT IS cool.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Chip

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#2 posted 1379 days ago

Striking box as usual Jeff. Top notch execution also. I really like the little details you do like the sliver of black veneer in the handle. IMHO these little details take your boxes to the next level. Love it and thanks for the post!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Cozmo35

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#3 posted 1379 days ago

Jeff, You have once again created a masterpiece. Well done!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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SPalm

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#4 posted 1379 days ago

Wow. That is beautiful.
You got skills, man. What an eye for design. I am humbled.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Roger

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#5 posted 1379 days ago

just awesome….. for some reason, I hear the music from “Jaws” movie in my head. Great wood combo also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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MattinCincy

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#6 posted 1379 days ago

Really nice. You have a good eye for scale and proportion. Keep ‘em coming – you’re an inspiration to me!

-- Wag more, bark less.

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Maveric777

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#7 posted 1379 days ago

Jeff, send me one of your T-Shirts or something so maybe some of that crazy creativity will rub off on me…lol

Yet another outstanding piece Bud. I really like how you did the dorsal on the top sandwiching the veneer. That is just awesome!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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patron

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#8 posted 1379 days ago

as always just excellent

your work
is so inspiring

thank you

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 1379 days ago

You’ve made a lot of fantastic and creative boxes, and this is one of my favorites.

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

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RexMcKinnon

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#10 posted 1379 days ago

That’s something different and it looks great.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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dustbunny

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#11 posted 1379 days ago

Simply beautiful.
Very eye catching,
the wood choices are complimentary,
you are an artist and fine woodcrafter !!

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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stefang

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#12 posted 1379 days ago

Great design and beautiful as always.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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whitedog

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#13 posted 1379 days ago

Like it’s cousin this one is beautiful. I also like the small stripe .

-- Paul , Calfornia

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grizzman

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#14 posted 1379 days ago

well jeff…......i dunno….lol…yea..she is a beauty..you still got it..all the great comments have been made and i agree with them all…i saw the notice in my in box and got all excited…i knew i was going to see a project that made me smile…you didnt let me down….my hat is off….grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Edward83

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#15 posted 1379 days ago

I love the touch of black veneer in the handle, It just adds that extra something special, Great box!

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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