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Project by Robw posted 04-13-2011 12:22 AM 1445 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box that I buit a long time ago. It is the first of a bunch of vertical boxes that were 4, 6 and 8 sides, several were matching pairs. Quilted maple with a cocobolo knob. One of a very few that I kept.





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MShort

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#1 posted 04-13-2011 12:25 AM

Gorgeous !!! The figure really popped out.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 04-13-2011 12:28 AM

Well done.

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#3 posted 04-13-2011 12:35 AM

Beautiful box. Did you do anything special to enhance the figure in the wood?

-- Steve, Southern Oregon. So many tools, so little time....

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#4 posted 04-13-2011 12:35 AM

No wonder you kept it, it looks amazing!

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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Robw

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#5 posted 04-13-2011 12:42 AM

Steve, that box is just finish (don’t remember what). I have experemented with dye to bring out the figure with mixed results. Several projects it worked well but even after many tests I can’t say that I have figured it out.

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#6 posted 04-13-2011 12:47 AM

Looks great, I love the feet.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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#7 posted 04-13-2011 12:50 AM

Lovely piece. Very striking combination of shape, vertical orientation, choice of woods and unique foot treatment. I like it a lot. Hope to see more of your boxes.
Roger

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

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#8 posted 04-13-2011 12:58 AM

One of a kind and sooo beautiful : )

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#9 posted 04-13-2011 01:28 AM

Nicely done! How did you shape the sides? I have done a similar shape on an urn and mainly used a belt sander. Great job and thanks for sharing.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#10 posted 04-13-2011 01:48 AM

This is spectacular wonderful work

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#11 posted 04-13-2011 03:47 AM

Wow. that is gorgeous! I’ve never seen one quite like it.

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

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#12 posted 04-13-2011 05:06 AM

It stands out, really grabs your eyes. Great work.

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#13 posted 04-13-2011 05:37 AM

Excellent design and some beautiful wood. Some projects you just gotta keep…

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#14 posted 04-13-2011 09:35 AM

What a treasure to keep for your self. I love the shape and color of the up right box

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#15 posted 04-13-2011 06:57 PM

Thanks everyone. Robert I used 4/4 stock so there was a lot of wood then shaped the sides with the band saw and a RO sander. A 4 sided box is easy, for the 6 and 8 sided its a little tougher but as a pair they look very cool on a mantel.

Rob

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