Small Box

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Project by Brett posted 12-02-2011 12:27 AM 1176 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This small box idea came from an oragami book that Grandma got for the kids.

The box is made from English Walnut (base), Black Walnut (top), and Ebony (knob). I turned the pieces on the lathe. I cut out the star shape of the top on the scrollsaw after the top was turned. It is finished with shellac.

Tell me what you think, good or bad.

Thanks for looking!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 12-02-2011 04:00 AM

Great box, wonderful combo of woods

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 12-02-2011 05:21 AM

I really like it, it almost looks like a cherry tomato.
original design, and nice contrast

-- Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. -Mark Twain

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#3 posted 12-02-2011 02:13 PM

Looking at your past projects it appears that your lathe skills are increasing by leaps and bounds. Very nice work on the lid and it’s great that you included the flaw. Rather than Japanese influences, somehow I see leprechauns or fairies dancing around this piece.

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

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#4 posted 12-17-2011 10:15 PM

Nice box. Looks a little Halloweenish?

-- Jeff,

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