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Cherry box with arcs and curves

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Project by dpow posted 12-30-2010 08:11 PM 1717 views 13 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this simple little box out of maple with a 1/4” cherry skin attached on 5 sides. Then with a very crude homemade router jig, I cut the arcs into the box on 3 sides with a radius sign/lettering bit, breaking through the cherry skin into the maple to give it a two-tone look. Finished with Formby’s Tung Oil. Thanks for looking.

-- Doug





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SASmith

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#1 posted 12-30-2010 08:21 PM

Very creative. Nice work. I like the 2 tone look.
Scott

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 12-30-2010 08:22 PM

Now this is nice and puts a different “twist” on box building!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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Diggerjacks

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#3 posted 12-30-2010 08:44 PM

A new concept
Nicely done and It give me a lot of ideas
Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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bibb

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#4 posted 12-30-2010 09:59 PM

Great idea! I am already envisioning many variations of this in the future. Thanks for sharing

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at http://katanadesign.com

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#5 posted 12-30-2010 11:11 PM

What great lines! Very well done with the router…...

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 12-30-2010 11:15 PM

Very clever and a great design

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Chips

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#7 posted 12-31-2010 02:53 AM

I can see lots of uses for this trick. Nicely done.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#8 posted 12-31-2010 03:01 AM

Very cool … I hope we see more of these.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#9 posted 12-31-2010 05:54 AM

Nice! Out of the box, very good for a crude jig ;-)

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

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#10 posted 12-31-2010 06:59 AM

cool

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#11 posted 12-31-2010 05:02 PM

Some of the best router jigs are crude ones. If it works use it. Interesting box, Doug.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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shopmania

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#12 posted 12-31-2010 07:35 PM

Very unique! I love it!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#13 posted 01-01-2011 08:02 PM

I love it! Please make more!

-- LEITH, SOUTH CAROLINA

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#14 posted 01-04-2011 12:13 AM

Very clever, I like it!

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#15 posted 02-11-2012 03:32 PM

Okay… I’m impressed. Really impressed. I’ve got to learn how to do this. Very, VERY nice work.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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