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Project by KnickKnack posted 05-31-2011 02:22 PM 1105 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought it was about time I tried to make something that wasn’t square, or rather, something that was actually supposed to not be square – so I came up with this. It’s destined to be a present for our much-suffering Portuguese teacher. It’s the second box I’ve made for her – the first one just wasn’t, I thought, good enough.
The only thing that actually went wrong was that I forgot that the diagonals were going to be longer than simple verticals (all that schooling and a maths degree too – go figure), so I found I’d picked an oak piece that wasn’t quite long enough. Still – it’s just ended up a little bit squatter than the original idea, but I don’t think it’s out of proportion. That said, I think the handle might be a tad too fat and tall.
Single plank of “left-over” pine from the flooring, and an oak offcut. Assembled and fumed all together – the last picture shows it pre-fuming – I like the way the orange in the pine turns a little dark, and how the end-grain “pops” a bit. Had I to do it again I’d have taken the wood for the top from the middle of the board so it would “wrap around” better. It’s about 12cm (4 1/2”) cube.
Oil finish. I solar heated the oil (for which read put the bottle in a bottle in the sun) first which seemed to help the first application.

As always – feel free to throw mud (but not stones, please, I don’t want it dented), compliments, criticisms, thoughts, ideas, money etc my way.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."





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#1 posted 05-31-2011 03:36 PM

Really nice use of the sapwood in the pine. Pine can be made up into a really nice box. I wonder that more people don’t use it more often. I like it.
Roger

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

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jbschutz

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#2 posted 05-31-2011 07:20 PM

Ooh, I like the corners…nice detail and a very strong joint, with all those glue surfaces.
My only criticism would be that the wood is too thick for the size of the finished box. Ok, I guess the lift is a bit chunky, too. But, you have some very neat (and stealable) concepts here.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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#3 posted 06-01-2011 05:10 AM

This looks like a design I ought to try. Looks well done.

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#4 posted 06-01-2011 09:32 PM

Pretty much your box! In Portugal really use pine. I wonder if selling these boxes to london (where I live). I promise not to knead! :))

-- António Guerreiro https://www.facebook.com/bichosdamadeira

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#5 posted 06-02-2011 08:32 AM

Nice box, Knick.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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