Lidded Box

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Project by HamTurns posted 1201 days ago 801 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This came from a cut-off after I took an 18” bowl blank from the log that I got from a tree trimmer in the Fall of 2009. It’s hard Maple, and I really didn’t know if it would work out because of how much it warped during drying.

I roughed it out so the lid and base fit together nicely, but I didn’t leave them together for drying. In December of 09 I stuffed the rough out in a grocery bag and put it up on a duct in the basement.

As it turned out I had plenty of wall thickness to round it out again.

I was going to put a finial on the top, but it just didn’t look right so I went with a stone usually used for wine bottle stoppers.

My sister-in-law loved it, I gave it as a birthday gift.

-- Happily turning on my Robust S16LB "There is no failure except in no longer trying. "

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#1 posted 1201 days ago

Really nice. It’s just begging me to touch it.

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

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#2 posted 1201 days ago

Nice one, Ham! I like using a stone for a knob. I gotta think on that. Thanks!

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#3 posted 1201 days ago

That’s a very nice clean turning and makes a beautiful box.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 1198 days ago

Very nice!

-- christopheralan

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