The Rubens Box

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Project by rkoorman posted 08-17-2011 08:08 AM 2302 views 13 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I made this box to house a paper tissuebox. Made out of 18mm birch-ply, I did the carving with a angle grinder with a saburr tooth rasp on it. Then there was a lot of sanding….....

Finished with 3 layers of danish oil.

It was a nice project and the lady that I made the box for was very happy. She wanted to order 3 more boxes…...

All the money I make goes to a charity that’s called “Doe een Wens”(=make a wish). They try to make dreams come alive for very sick childeren.

Thanks for watching


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#1 posted 08-17-2011 11:33 AM

This is a pretty incredible piece of woodwork, but you should post some pictures from different angles so we can see how intricate it is.

-- "Arguments with furniture are rarely productive." Kehlog Albran

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#2 posted 08-17-2011 12:45 PM

Excellent design Rick – and nicely finished of in the inside.



-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

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#3 posted 08-17-2011 01:12 PM

That’s great.

There have been a few forum discussions about the use of plywood, but I think you’ve demonstrated just how good it can look. Well done.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#4 posted 08-17-2011 03:04 PM

Great creative idea!

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

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#5 posted 08-17-2011 04:16 PM

Very nice grinder sculpting. The plywood gives a unique appearance.

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#6 posted 08-17-2011 05:35 PM

Nice Sculpted Box, That’s great looking ply, and You have brought out it’s beauty with style, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#7 posted 08-17-2011 06:07 PM

Thanks for the comments

@ryan : the box is not with me anymore so i cant take more pics, sorry!!!


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#8 posted 08-17-2011 06:21 PM

Very Nice!

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#9 posted 08-17-2011 08:10 PM

Fantastic Box. The design and the worked plywood are perfect together!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 08-17-2011 08:48 PM

Interesting, like a landscape.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 08-19-2011 12:07 PM

Now that is impressive work.
Just stunning
Greetings from Belgium

-- Erik, Merksem Belgium

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#12 posted 08-20-2011 08:23 AM

The things you guys are doing with plywood amazes me. I want to try this so bad now. Very nice job.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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