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Project by KirkSawdustmaker posted 1003 days ago 1005 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was doing some hexagonal boxes, but wanted to do something unique. It struck me I could add crenelations to the top and get a castle tower. I picked mara for the wood on this one since it had such a nice windswept look. It’s about 8” tall, and the sides are 3”. Finished in Tung oil. I carved a set of doors where the drawer pulls out and added some pulls that look like door pulls.

-- Have saw, Will travel





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JoeyG

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#1 posted 1003 days ago

Now this is nice. I love that piece of wood and my kids would love building some of these. I may steal your idea, I hope you don’t mind. I have spent so much time in the shop without them doing Christmas orders, they have demanded shop time with me and cool projects to build or there will be REBELLION. lol

Thanks for sharing such a cool project with us. Now I really can’t wait to get them in the shop again.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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NormG

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#2 posted 1003 days ago

Looks great, like the placement of the drawers

-- Norman

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doncutlip

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#3 posted 1003 days ago

Nice the way the grain wraps around it, good job.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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KirkSawdustmaker

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#4 posted 1003 days ago

The trick to do the crenelations is to treat them like box joints. Cut them out the same way.
Kirk

-- Have saw, Will travel

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ed220

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#5 posted 1002 days ago

What a cool idea ! Great craftsmanship. You should be proud !

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RogerBean

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#6 posted 1002 days ago

Kirk,
Hey, hey, hey. I like this box. Creative design and execution. One of the most creative boxes I’ve seen in quite a while. I may be tempted to steal this idea one day. Well done.
Roger

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

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marter1229

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#7 posted 1002 days ago

Awesome box, its a keeper.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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KirkSawdustmaker

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#8 posted 1002 days ago

Somewhere in the bowels of the computer are the plans on how to make one. I’ll try and find them and post them along side. I’m tickled at the response on it.

-- Have saw, Will travel

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