First attempt at an Art style box.........

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Project by JustAGirl posted 1104 days ago 1585 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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Paul Pomerleau

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#1 posted 1104 days ago

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 1104 days ago

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 1104 days ago

Nice job…. I’ve got to try one of these sometime.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 1104 days ago

Sweet looking unit

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#5 posted 1104 days ago

Very cool, very different.. nice job. Maybe I should try something like this.


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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 1104 days ago

You did a really great job on your first box. These can definitely become addictive. Look forward to seeing many more.

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

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#7 posted 1104 days ago

very nice job …i have one in the oven =)

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 1103 days ago

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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Ian Hawthorne

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#9 posted 1103 days ago

Very nice Brenda – the lid opening is very well hidden in the grain.

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge!

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#10 posted 1103 days ago

well that is a very awesome project. what woods are those? very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 1103 days ago

Thats very cool, how do you get the swoopy carving?

-- Martin, Rugby, United Kingdom. Make Tea, Not War.

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#12 posted 1103 days ago

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!

-- Just A Girl

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#13 posted 1103 days ago

shhhhhhhhh…....... scrap is a very bad word… :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 1100 days ago

Impressive looking box. I really like it. Thanks for posting

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#15 posted 1095 days ago

Scrap wood? Wow! It is perfection now! Beautiful! Great work
Thanks for sharing!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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