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Project by texaswoodlover posted 04-07-2011 04:15 AM 1718 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small curvetop box made so my wife can hide the remotes where i can find them. Its made from canarywood and spalted cypress finised with an oil-varnish mix.

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

What a great looking box. I like the offset opening lip. It’s a nice touch. Thanks for posting.

-- Richard- Tulsa, Oklahoma

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#2 posted 04-07-2011 04:38 AM

Nice box. Welcome to LJ!!

-- 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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#3 posted 04-07-2011 04:57 AM

Very nice box : ) The design and wood choices are perfect !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 04-07-2011 05:14 AM

I really like the figure in the top, nice job!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#5 posted 04-07-2011 06:07 AM

I really like the curved top and the spalting.

-- Karen and Bill

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#6 posted 04-07-2011 06:25 AM

I especially like the curved top, how did you shape the profile, bandsaw?

That spalted Cypress is beautiful. Where do you guys find this great looking wood, I live in the St. Louis area, and I must be looking in the wrong places.

Where did you get the hinges?

Thanks for posting.


P.S. I just noticed this is your 1st post.

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- dust control

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#7 posted 04-07-2011 02:10 PM

Nicely done. Very tasteful combination of woods. The cypress is pretty spectacular. Hope to see more boxes from you. Welcome.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#8 posted 04-07-2011 10:03 PM

A very sweet design, and the wood is just first class. Welcome to the best woodworker site on the planet, looking forward in see more boxes…BC

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#9 posted 04-08-2011 12:07 AM

Absolutely love the spalted top and the curve, and I agree, the offset lift is really neat.

Welcome to LJ’s and keep the boxes coming !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#10 posted 04-08-2011 12:33 AM

Nice box, unique design and great looking wood, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#11 posted 04-08-2011 01:38 AM

Welcome and great box love the wood.

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

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#12 posted 04-08-2011 04:15 AM

very nice looken box, I love the top.
Sorry, I have to ask how did you curve the top?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#13 posted 04-08-2011 04:48 AM

a few asked so i have an answer. i use a sharp low angle block plane for the top radius. draw a refrence line on both side they dont have to be perfect because as you come to the line lighten the cut and shape by eye, after all thats what you will use to look at it when its sure to follow through with cuts all the way across or you will create a bow in the middle if this happens fix it. no big deal. for something so small i curved the bottom by running across table saw sideways, take small passes and be sure your guide is rock solid doing this hap hazardly could stop your woodworking for good. be safe there are many store bought jigs and ones online you can build yourself. if you want a larger curve then you are better off making your own plane to do so. takes some time but the results cannot be duplicated.

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#14 posted 04-08-2011 04:58 AM

as for where i get such pieces of wood. well my grandfather bought a 30000 dollar sawmill after a huricane destroyed all the old growth pines on his property in east texas. it turned out to be a great investment as all but one house in the family remained standing. they have to date build 3 entire housed from the trees that fell and he has enough pine to build another if he wants. now that everyone has a home he saws up random stuff and happened across this splated cypress he didnt know what it was but he knew it was different so he saved it for me. he has alot of old growth white oak as well as pine and is cutting cypress now, so if your in central texas and dont mind rough cut wood or have some trees maybe i can help. the majority of wood i get through a contact i san antonio he can beat about any prices you see. so if anyone in central texas needs his info shoot me a line hes great to work with but you cant hand pick he fills an order but his price is so good i just buy twice what i need and pick what i want.

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#15 posted 04-13-2011 04:30 AM

Good job, looks amazing…

-- Childress Woodworks

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