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This box was fun to make. Not quite sure what I was going for, but the possibilities of this style box are endless!Now I feel a need to make more!! Just feeding the addiction…..........
-- Just A Girl
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#1 posted 08-14-2011 09:45 PM
Very nice.I’ve always wanted to try one of these boxes but have no idea how to do the carving.Someone told me to use an angle grinder… but with what attachment?Good job.
-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada
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#2 posted 08-14-2011 10:30 PM
Welcome to the club! Nice looking box. I like the way the grain pattern gets funky when you carved into it. This will lead you to lots of creativity and fun! You’ll realize there are no limits and you can do whatever you want (disclaimer: you will find that the thickness of the lid and sides and the dado for the bottom will act as limits as you grind into them and expose things you didn’t want to!!)
Paul- angle grinder with sanding disks…look at Home Depot, HF, Sears, etc. You can get solid disks and flap wheels that are great to use.
-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!
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#3 posted 08-14-2011 10:47 PM
Nice job…. I’ve got to try one of these sometime.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#4 posted 08-14-2011 11:38 PM
Sweet looking unit
-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people
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#5 posted 08-15-2011 01:39 AM
Very cool, very different.. nice job. Maybe I should try something like this.
-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.
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#6 posted 08-15-2011 01:57 AM
You did a really great job on your first box. These can definitely become addictive. Look forward to seeing many more.
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#7 posted 08-15-2011 01:59 AM
very nice job …i have one in the oven =)
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#8 posted 08-15-2011 04:54 AM
Hey Brenda, that is a cool looking box….very unique….............Jim
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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#9 posted 08-15-2011 07:51 AM
Very nice Brenda – the lid opening is very well hidden in the grain.
-- Worlds Best Box Hardware! https://www.facebook.com/NeatHardware?ref=hl
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#10 posted 08-15-2011 03:30 PM
well that is a very awesome project. what woods are those? very nice
-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com
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#11 posted 08-15-2011 09:17 PM
Thats very cool, how do you get the swoopy carving?
-- Martin, Rugby, United Kingdom. Make Tea, Not War. http://thecobwobbler.blogspot.com/
#12 posted 08-15-2011 10:27 PM
Roger, I believe the lighter wood is poplar and the darker is rosewood. It was all from my scrap wood pile.
Martin, since I didn’t have an angle grinder, I used my sander with an 80 grit disc.Notice I said “didn’t have”....I just bought an angle grinder to see what I can do with it!
#13 posted 08-16-2011 03:58 AM
shhhhhhhhh…....... scrap is a very bad word… :)
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#14 posted 08-18-2011 10:44 PM
Impressive looking box. I really like it. Thanks for posting
-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com
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#15 posted 08-23-2011 08:03 PM
Scrap wood? Wow! It is perfection now! Beautiful! Great work Thanks for sharing!
-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd
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