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A strange sided box

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Project by GaryK posted 01-17-2008 02:04 AM 4131 views 5 times favorited 65 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a box that I got the idea for as I was falling asleep. I had to get up and write it down
so that I would remember it in the morning.

It’s made completely of sapele. This is the first time I have used it for a complete project.
The finish is my favorite water based dye and oil poly. That sapele really soaks up the poly.

Thanks for looking.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX





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Max

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#1 posted 01-17-2008 02:15 AM

Gary,

What a nice box… I really like the sapele and the finish. How did you do the sides are they turned cut and applied? A wonderful project.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Jimthecarver

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#2 posted 01-17-2008 02:21 AM

Gary, Why is it we think the most before going to sleep?
I often do the very same thing….Congrats on the box, style and finish meld perfectly togather.
Nice job!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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Jeff

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#3 posted 01-17-2008 02:22 AM

I remember you mentioning writing the idea down in the middle of the night on someone’s project post. I’m glad I checked the site today so I could see the end result. It’s intriguing. Did you turn some stock to make the fluted sides? I like it.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 01-17-2008 02:24 AM

Very beautiful, Gary!

Yes, please tell us how the sides were shaped.

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

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Russel

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#5 posted 01-17-2008 02:25 AM

Great box. It’s nice that you told us about the wood and the dye and the finish but not a clue about the “Strange” sides. They looked turned and sliced which would be way cool.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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GaryK

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#6 posted 01-17-2008 02:30 AM

I knew that you would all be wondering about the sides.
You are all close. I will take a few more guesses then I’ll let you know.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Karson

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#7 posted 01-17-2008 02:31 AM

Great looking box Gary. I’ve used some Sapele in the last couple of days. Nice wood.

Great box. I like the curved sides. I think I know how you did it. But I’d like to see the jig.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 01-17-2008 03:18 AM

Wonderful box Gary!. I seem to recall seeing a piece about gluing up for half columns with kraft paper so you could easily split the turning, something like that going on here?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Gary

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#9 posted 01-17-2008 03:20 AM

I didn’t really like it when I saw the thumbnails, and something whispered Take a close look.
I really like it!
So, did you turn a column using the Legacy mill, quarter it and apply it to the sides?

Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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GaryK

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#10 posted 01-17-2008 03:29 AM

We have a winner. I used the Legacy mill, then put it on the lathe to sand it nice and smooth.
Then a k-body clamp to keep it from rotating during the first cut. I just used the fence to set
the thickness. Then used the flat from the previous cut to keep it from rotating.

I started with 16/4 stock for the entire project. I used the middle section remaining for the 4 sides.

The corner blocks were fitted to the corners. The top is two pieces.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 01-17-2008 03:36 AM

Excellent job Gary. Now all that with photos would make a great blog, what do the LJ’s think????.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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TomFran

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#12 posted 01-17-2008 03:36 AM

Gary, This is a great project. Thanks for sharing your secrets with us! Beautiful work.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Gary

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#13 posted 01-17-2008 03:36 AM

While I was passing time, I was looking at one of the other projects you’d posted nearly 3-1/2 months ago; the Sapelle/Mahogany box with carved lid.
The thoughtfulness and exacting craftsmanship exhibited in these works is fabulous. You really nail it.
Lovely workmanship and design.
Thanks again for sharing your talent.

Cheers,
Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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CedarFreakCarl

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#14 posted 01-17-2008 03:53 AM

Great project, as usual!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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Dadoo

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#15 posted 01-17-2008 03:58 AM

Yeah, you do some real nice stuff bro. Like your shop too. I notice that your walls aren’t done either. It’s funny how many of us are too busy playing to complete the surroundings!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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