Putting a handle on a box

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Project by rkoorman posted 10-30-2011 04:09 PM 1609 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I had this box for some time laying around. I couldn’t think of a nice idea for a handle. Last week it come to me : a curved handle made out of walnut.

i ‘m very happy with the result. This box really needed a handle because the lid was to big to pick up with one hand.

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#1 posted 10-30-2011 04:23 PM

Neat! I like it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 10-30-2011 04:31 PM

I like the box, and the lift works nicely. Sometimes it’s good to let things set for a while, as the inspiration develops.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#3 posted 10-30-2011 04:44 PM

Very nice Rick!

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#4 posted 10-30-2011 04:49 PM

Cool handle and I like the curved box divider or is that an optical illusion?

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#5 posted 10-30-2011 05:32 PM

Beautiful little box Rick…..The lift you came up with is perfect and unique, very nice!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#6 posted 10-30-2011 05:54 PM

Well done Rick – the handle really makes the box. I also like the way you did the interior of the box.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 10-31-2011 03:21 AM

I’ll echo RogerBean, all my best stuff comes after unconsciously or consciously hashing it out over time and yours seems to be no exception. Second thoughts delayed are often best thoughts.
Great handle on a fine box, the shape is very nicely in tune with the pattern of the grain.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#8 posted 10-31-2011 09:17 AM

@jumbojack : the divider is also curved. Just a few pieces of veneer glued together !!


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#9 posted 10-31-2011 09:33 AM

looks good to me

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#10 posted 10-31-2011 02:09 PM

oh yesssss.. I likes it a lot

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#11 posted 11-03-2011 04:04 AM

Love it!

-- John, Rocky Mount, VA

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