Fibonacci Box

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Project by tyka posted 04-04-2011 07:12 PM 6626 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this simple box for my son’s 43rd birthday. He came down from Vancouver for Xmas and was verry interested in my Fibonacci gauge. This is my first box and first box joints. It’s not a piece of art, but it is dead-on the Golden Rule. lol I now have a deeper appreciation for box makers. I found it hard to work with such little pieces of wood; I’m used to much bigger furniture. The box is made with reclaimed drawer Pine boards used to test my Combo Drum Sander. The Teak was from old table legs. The sander was very good at sanding the box joints and making the box bottom flat. Tks for looking.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#1 posted 04-04-2011 07:22 PM

what is a Fibonacci gauge

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#2 posted 04-04-2011 07:48 PM

That is one beautiful first box, Your woodworking talent is certainly evident in this piece, nice style and wood choices, the golden rule (you have to remind me on the specs), usually I make sizes dependent on what stock size I have available, and a general feel for proportion and size, sorta the poor man’s rule, lols Thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#3 posted 04-04-2011 08:03 PM

Very cool! Heckuva first box, too.

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

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#4 posted 04-04-2011 08:10 PM

Tks for the compliments. Here’s a good start to learn more about Fibonacci in woodworking.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#5 posted 04-04-2011 10:35 PM

Nice box Paul. Seems you´re getting quite acquainted with the sander.

Great idea to fill the box with the Fibonacci gauge as well

-- Back home. Fernando

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#6 posted 04-05-2011 05:27 AM

You can’t go wrong with the golden rule ratio, and the finished look of this well crafted box is proof positive !! Nice work and it put a smile on Your Sons face to be sure!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#7 posted 04-06-2011 04:00 AM

nice box!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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