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Project by FloridaArt posted 07-15-2011 08:59 AM 1230 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

July, 2011—This is oak sandwiched between pine, with poplar feet. Basically a band saw box made from scraps. It has one drawer with a large, chrome knob. It’s an old knob from my junk box. This has a couple coats of rub-on satin poly.

When I look at this, it reminds me of an old Buick from the 1950’s / 60’s / 70’s.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida





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Donna Menke

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#1 posted 07-15-2011 02:05 PM

Nice box, Art, with lots of pleasing curves- but I would lose that knob. That is one pug-ugly knob and the wrong size and shape for that box. A little piece of scrap of the same wood- or contrasting wood- in the same shape as the box- or turned- or whatever. . . would be better. Just one person’s opinion-

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 07-15-2011 02:07 PM

Art, that is a really neat box. I should organize my scrap pieces better- like that!!
I get the Buick drift,too!
Thanks for sharing!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Jonathan

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#3 posted 07-15-2011 04:43 PM

Art, I really like all the curves you put into this one and I can see the Buick resemblance.

I also hear what Donna is saying about the knob. To my eye, it does appear a bit on the large side, and a bit out of scale for the box. What about cutting out a knob that looks like the Buick hood ornament from that era? Of course, this box resembles something akin to the Super Eight from 1948+ and that hood ornament would be a project unto itself.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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ratchet

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#4 posted 07-15-2011 05:10 PM

Buick…too funny. Very whimsical yet appealing in a Flintstones kind of way.

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#5 posted 07-15-2011 10:12 PM

great box well done

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FloridaArt

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#6 posted 07-16-2011 11:45 AM

I love the comments about the big chrome knob. When I showed this box to my wife, the first thing she said was, “That knob is ugly! You need to get rid of that knob.” OK, I hear the feedback. Back to the wood shop it goes. :-)

I’ll post a new photo here once I make the change.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Goddahavefun

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#7 posted 07-17-2011 04:09 PM

Nice Box Art !!

I liked the knob ! it gives it character !!
Actually if you put 2 knobs on it! the box would look like a martian !!
Just a thought !!! LoL

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Gene Howe

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#8 posted 07-17-2011 05:28 PM

Nice box. Like others, I don’t care for the chromed knob, though.
How about a knob incorporating four holes in a line. A Roadmaster look.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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FloridaArt

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#9 posted 07-17-2011 11:01 PM

OK, this is a knob made from a glue-up of multiple woods. No more ugly chrome! :-)

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Donna Menke

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#10 posted 07-17-2011 11:41 PM

Mucho better! Great combination of woods. Much more serene box now.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Jonathan

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#11 posted 07-29-2011 03:46 PM

Art, to my eye, that handles complements the box nicely and in my opinion, is a much better choice. Might have to change the name of the box now though… maybe to “Chromeless Buick”? :-)

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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