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Project by rkoorman posted 02-25-2011 07:53 AM 1674 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LJ’s

I saw a project a while ago from a Stringbox. I wanted to try this myself. It really was a nice project.The woods are wenge with veneer from maple. The smallest box was a lid from birds eye maple, the wood for the interior is unknown. The other two boxes have mahogony as third wood.

The finish is Danish Oil. All comments are very welcome. What can I improve the next time?

Thanks for watching

Rick

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/





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newTim

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#1 posted 02-25-2011 08:04 AM

Very nice.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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rkoorman

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#2 posted 02-25-2011 08:52 AM

Thanks Tim, I remember now that it was you who put the stringbox idea in my head!! Thanks!!

For the ones who want to see the original and a blog on it :

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/36288

Rick

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/

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Erik van Baarle

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#3 posted 02-25-2011 09:37 AM

Wow, i would not know what you could still improve on this, it looks stunning man
Love those lines
Great job
Greetings from Belgium
Erik

-- Erik, Merksem Belgium

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#4 posted 02-25-2011 02:40 PM

Beautiful boxes, Ausgezeichtnet.

Grüße aus Florida, USA

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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bigike

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#5 posted 02-25-2011 02:49 PM

great work, these boxes are a lot of work but come out very nice when done.

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

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#6 posted 02-25-2011 03:10 PM

I love them all and wouldn’t change a thing. Gorgeous boxes. Kudos. mike

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

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reedwood

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#7 posted 02-25-2011 03:12 PM

Hi rick,
Beautiful work. I’ve always wanted to make a string box like this. I like the dark wenge grain and the strings wrapping around the sides. The red mahogany? interior really looks good with the black wood.

How hard would it have been to continue the string loops on to the sides of the lid?

Too many cool things on this site.
That’s it, Wheres my scrap box? new project.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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#8 posted 02-25-2011 03:23 PM

Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 02-25-2011 03:27 PM

improve? are ya kiddin me?? lol this is fantastic! very nice

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

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#10 posted 02-25-2011 04:24 PM

Some fine string box work there, Rick.

Can’t help wondering what it would look like if the stringing were in all three dimensions?

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

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#11 posted 02-25-2011 06:57 PM

Britboxmaker : i was wondered the some thing. I need some time to get my head around this problem.

Reedwood : I decided to cut the lid this way, i could have easily cut it a bit lower. That may have been a nicer way. Thanks for the idea!!

Rick

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/

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newTim

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#12 posted 02-25-2011 07:09 PM

Re wrapping in 3D (ie across the top)... I’ve had a couple of ideas on how to do this. I’ll post pics if and when it actually works.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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#13 posted 02-25-2011 08:27 PM

Ziet er goed uit Rick!
Looking good Rick!

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#14 posted 02-25-2011 10:24 PM

I love the look of these boxes. Wish I had the talent to make one. Great Job

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#15 posted 02-25-2011 10:37 PM

Look’s really good mister Rick! Very nice contrast of wood with the strings in it!

Vooral doorgaan!

-- Berrie, The Netherlands, Gelderland

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