Curved Lid Box

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Project by ruddy posted 06-06-2011 12:46 PM 4701 views 19 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There was a recent post on here of some lovely boxes made by L J Kent Shepherd. I liked the subtle lid embellishments he showed in that post and this box owes some of its lid inclusions to that post. Thanks Kent for the inspiration. I chose to make this as a mini chest with the curved lid and the curved sides. It was made from some old Teak that was given to me, originally being part of a sink bench in the galley of a yacht. The lid is from Huon Pine .
The box is reasonably large, measures about 280mm long x 160mm wide x 120mm high.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#1 posted 06-06-2011 12:51 PM

I like this box a lot. Very nice and subtle detailing. Treatment of the back , and the front mounted lift are nice also.

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

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#2 posted 06-06-2011 01:08 PM

very awesome. curvy and classy. nice wood combos

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 06-06-2011 02:05 PM

Very handsome box you have here Ruddy… Two thumbs up!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 06-06-2011 02:23 PM

Super Box, very elegant & clean & crisp! The inside is just as nice as the outside.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 06-06-2011 02:36 PM

Really nice.
I especially like the simple elegance of the outside and the dividers / handles inside.
Nice balance.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#6 posted 06-06-2011 02:38 PM

Very well done! Great work.

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

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#7 posted 06-06-2011 03:33 PM

WOW! This is great..

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#8 posted 06-06-2011 03:35 PM

Very nicely done!! ...and Huon pine is one of my favorite woods.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#9 posted 06-06-2011 03:45 PM

What a beautiful box. Great job

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#10 posted 06-06-2011 03:50 PM

Wow this is a saweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet box,is there a way for you to do a blog about how it’s made???

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#11 posted 06-06-2011 04:37 PM

I’m glad I found this. I am flattered. It is always an hohor when someone likes your ideas enough to use in their own projects.

You did a fantastic job. I like the the curved lid—a very nice touch.

Again—well done


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#12 posted 06-06-2011 05:05 PM

Gorgeous work!—Doug

-- Doug, Kansas,

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#13 posted 06-06-2011 05:26 PM

Awesome…now you’re the inspiration!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#14 posted 06-06-2011 06:14 PM

Wow Ruddy, first class all the way!
This is beautiful….. the fine “touches” that you have put on this box are superb. Love the inlays in the lid and
the subtle added curve to both the front and the back.

gbear is right, now you are the inspiration !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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

Wow … you’ve put together a beautiful box , I like it all.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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