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This one is the “Wedge”. It is made from bird eye maple and wenge. The finish is 4 coats of thinned polyurethane. It took several practice tries to get the track right.
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#1 posted 02-12-2008 05:50 AM
outstanding concept. I love the birdseye maple. what is the project for? would love to see progression pics of assembly. Nice job
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#2 posted 02-12-2008 06:08 AM
A very nice box. Great job.
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#3 posted 02-12-2008 07:33 AM
Very unique! I like it.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX
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#4 posted 02-12-2008 07:52 AM
great design idea. well done.
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#5 posted 02-12-2008 08:01 AM
That is a really cool box. Very nicely done and a really cool design..
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#6 posted 02-12-2008 09:56 AM
Very well done, great design.
-- I can build us one.
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#7 posted 02-12-2008 12:39 PM
That’s just a cool little box design. I like it a lot!
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#8 posted 02-12-2008 12:54 PM
Just an outstanding box. Well designed and executed.
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/
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#9 posted 02-12-2008 12:54 PM
the pull out drawer surprised me! (that is what I’m seeing, isn’t it?) very cool design
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#10 posted 02-12-2008 02:02 PM
Very unique box as are most of your posts. This is a well designed project and I really like the combination of woods.
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#11 posted 02-12-2008 02:09 PM
Great design, and you pulled it off very well, great box.
-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA
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#12 posted 02-12-2008 08:13 PM
What a unique design. The black Wenge really makes the maple pop. I like the knobs as well.
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#13 posted 02-12-2008 08:17 PM
Handsome box.Like Blake said, I like the wood choices.Can you decribe a bit more on what you learned about ‘getting the track right’?
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#14 posted 02-12-2008 11:39 PM
Very very nice.
#15 posted 02-13-2008 06:32 AM
The track was the most intresting part of the project. The groove of the tract had to be wide enough for the slats to roll/slide thru without hanging up. Then the curves couldn’t be to sharp, so the radius of those curves had to be thought out and experimneted with. I thought about having the box more rectangular and the tambours sliding in oppsite directions, but that was a bit beyond me for the first time. It would have been twice the curves. That is why I went to the wedge shape. As far as giving you exact instruction on how to do this…Just lay your out your track width and depth on some scrap and go from there. I will try a rectangular box the next time I try the roll top.
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