Art Box #3

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Project by gbrown4 posted 1166 days ago 1721 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another Art Box for a auction for the High School. The first art box I made was for a auction for the grade school and sold so good that I was asked immediately for another one for the High School. I used walnut and maple with walnut splines. You may notice that I use walnut a lot. The reason for that is when I purchased my house and shop the previous owner had slabs of walnut stored above the wood shop. Each board is about 12”-14” wide and about 10 feet long. I had about 20 slabs or so. I thought I hit the mother load but I soon notice when he cut it, most boards are right at 3/4” thick ROUGH. So with that said you might start seeing a lot of Palm boxes due to the fact they only need 1/2” thick lumber.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo

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#1 posted 1166 days ago

Nicely done

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#2 posted 1166 days ago

Gbrown, That is one fine looking box. It looks like a wonderful piece of Carmel chocolate candy and I do have a sweet tooth. Beautiful craftmanship!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#3 posted 1165 days ago

That is some of the best looking walnut I have ever seen, very nice grain. A very nice job on the box. keep the projects coming.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#4 posted 1165 days ago

Now you’ve gone and done it !!! You’ve started a box addiction..Very nice box. and some might fine sculpting… I know that whoever gets it at the auction will be much pleased.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#5 posted 1165 days ago

The grain and color are absolutely beautiful, nice work.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 1165 days ago

I’m a sucker for sculptued furniture. Nicely done. It reminds me of a viscous liquid dripping enveloping the box. It’s too bad that you couldn’t get the lift out of the same piece as the top.

-- Chris Wong -- --

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#7 posted 1165 days ago

Very nice – I like the small amount of sap on the lid.

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge!

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#8 posted 1158 days ago

Success at the auction, the box brought in over $200.00 dollars.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo

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#9 posted 1147 days ago

Can you give us description on how you made the box as in how did you form the curvy sides?

Thanks Richard

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#10 posted 1147 days ago

I followed fellow Lumber Jocks “Andy” blog. It is simple to make the box. I made a spline jig for the splines. I use a 4” disk grinder with a sanding wheel to made the initial curves. I then come back and round the sharp edges down with a palm sander. I would look at Andy’s blog first to get a general ideal of the project. The most important thing I have learned so far is wood selection and draw out your curves with a pencil to follow.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo

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