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First box i’ve made for some time been busy on other projects during spring and summer now time to hide away in the workshop again and do some more fun stuff, this one is made of Iroko with Walnut handles, finished with 3 coats of bees wax.
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#1 posted 09-25-2011 07:56 PM
Outta sight!!!!!!!! Cool BS box!!
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#2 posted 09-25-2011 11:36 PM
Good work, love the shape – an original = well done!
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#3 posted 09-26-2011 12:01 AM
I tried to open a box on my band saw yesterday… I still haven’t gotten all the cereal out of the motor.
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#4 posted 09-26-2011 02:23 AM
Nice shape, I like it! Is it a swimming duck or swan?....whatever, very nicely done!
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#5 posted 09-26-2011 05:05 AM
I love the suggestive shape of this box, the varying wall thicknesses and your sanded curves. That inside area (between the boxes) looks like it was tough to do. The Iroko has a lovely warm colour – only wax as a finish?
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#6 posted 09-26-2011 08:30 PM
the shape i came up with using shape tools on a desktop publishing package , i tend to start off with say a standard recctangle or rhomboid then just add curves and pull it about until i find a shape that pleases me then add the drawers in freehand. As for the sanding in between the two boxes just dogged determination with a thin offcut of timber wrapped in sandpaper and yes just bees wax to finish although i find the shine does not tend to last that long, i really must spend some time experimenting with some new finishes. Thank you all for looking.
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