Egg Box

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Project by Roper posted 12-19-2010 12:51 AM 1445 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a new sculpture box I am experimenting with, the body is Cherry and the base is Walnut. The whole thing is 11” tall, the box is 3 ” around. The box is finished with tung-oil and wax, the base with wipe on poly. All comments and questions welcome.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 12-19-2010 01:02 AM

Very Nice piece. Perfect grain orientation. Well done.

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#2 posted 12-19-2010 05:50 AM

This is a Very nice piece, good to see something different.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 12-19-2010 07:11 AM

egg-cellent . Very unique and so well done .love it.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-19-2010 08:36 AM

nicely made piece, I like the grain match up, well done with this one

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 12-19-2010 01:12 PM

Great design. The very small shift in the grain when you gut the top of the egg is a really good job. I would have not thought you would have made it that deep, it’s neat that you did.

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

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#6 posted 12-19-2010 04:10 PM

Excellent work and very original. You said we could ask questions so -

I’m curious about the sequence of operations. My guess is that you did the outside of the top half first, then cut off the top to do the inside and finally the outside of the bottom half. Can you comment?

Is there any kind of lip on the lid to hold it in place?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 12-19-2010 05:21 PM

Thanks for all the great feedback guys. Rich,I first rough turned the whole box close to the shape I wanted, then I parted the top off the body, I hollowed the box to about 1/4” thick then I fit the lip of the cap into the body, after I got the cap to fit snug I rechucked the whole box and finished turning it to it’s final shape. Hope this helps alittle bit. This is the first one that I have tried, maybe I will take pics or make a video for the next one. Thanks for looking.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#8 posted 12-19-2010 08:55 PM

Very appealing turning Roper. This couldn’t have been easy. Love it!

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

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#9 posted 12-20-2010 04:26 AM

very unique piece. beautifully turned and finished and the little ball puts the icing on the cake.

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

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#10 posted 12-20-2010 11:18 AM

There’s an out of the box box :-)) nice

-- 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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#11 posted 12-20-2010 09:54 PM

Box? be careful dude or you might be pulled to the dark side of the box makers universe.
Well done Roper, I like

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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