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Project by JoeyG posted 12-11-2011 08:26 PM 2314 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my son’s birthday. He loves beyblades, which are spinning tops that battle each other to see which one spins the longest.

The top is made of maple and padauk with a maple obelisk for a handle and maple studs in a spiral pattern to give the feel of a spinning top.

The sides are made from walnut with padauk miter keys and a cedar bottom.

The interior “tray” is laminated walnut and purpleheart with a maple obelisk as a handle. The holes will hold four beyblades and the storage compartment underneath are for spare parts.

I beveled the sides at a 7 degree angle which gives the whole box a spinning top feel. I am extremely happy with this one and can hardly wait the 6 days until his birthday.

Thanks for taking a look.

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





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amagineer

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#1 posted 12-11-2011 08:53 PM

Very nice box. I like the maple accents on the top. I have never seen beyblades (my son’s are grown and have been out of the latest kid fad). Hope he can put some winning beyblades in his wonderful box.
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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JoeyG

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#2 posted 12-11-2011 09:12 PM

Thanks Don. BeyBlades are pretty cool. They are just spinning tops, but they are made of metal and plastic and you “battle” with them. A new spin on what we used as kids.

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

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#3 posted 12-11-2011 10:37 PM

Very impressive box.. I am particularly taken with the inlaid top…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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kiefer

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#4 posted 12-12-2011 05:20 AM

OK here we go.
Grandpa we have to build one of those Bye Blades box .
Great job on this and I am impressed with your design.

Thanks
Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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lanwater

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#5 posted 12-12-2011 06:36 AM

Beautifull box Joey!

the design is really nice and the top is cool.

You son will love it.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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JoeyG

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#6 posted 12-12-2011 01:59 PM

Thanks guys. This was one of those projects I am glad I started months ago. I would pick it up, look at it, put it back down, pick it up, blow off the dust, set it back down and on and so forth. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for him. After watching him playing with them one night I secured a couple of his beyblades and set to work. Even after I knew what I wanted it seemed that I would never make up my mind on how to move forward. Finally in the middle of another project, the leftover scrape pieces were exactly what I needed. And here it is. I have to say that I enjoyed the way this one evolved. It just hung out until the parts it wanted were available. Once I stop trying to force it to work, it worked. I am pleased by the great comments and will try to get a picture of him opening it and post it here in the comments.

Thanks,
Joey

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

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3Gwoodguy

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#7 posted 12-12-2011 02:33 PM

This came out great! You’ve got a knack for colors and contrast.

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#8 posted 12-12-2011 02:39 PM

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#9 posted 12-12-2011 03:11 PM

Wow, this is fantastic work! Great job on the colors, craftsmenship and overall design. Thanks for the post!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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rance

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#10 posted 12-12-2011 09:08 PM

Very nice. Looks like the lid and tray could spin too.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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cplant

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#11 posted 12-13-2011 04:41 AM

Hey, this is a great box. My son is into beyblades as well. I recently posted a battle arena i made for him for christmas by request. Anyway, nice work!!

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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JoeyG

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#12 posted 12-13-2011 05:36 PM

Thanks everyone. cplant, I will have to check out that arena. I have thought about that but have really explored the possibilities yet.

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

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JoeyG

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#13 posted 12-18-2011 12:48 AM

Here is my son opening his beyblade box and his beyblade birthday cake. Thought you guys might like to see the box in the hands of it’s new owner. LOL I had a very happy boy today

.

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

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vipond33

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#14 posted 12-18-2011 05:20 AM

Rarely have I seen a box so perfectly suited for a purpose, in style and form, for a serious looking boy playing a seriously fun game.
I’m sure many of us work like you did on this piece, hibernating our thoughts till the germ of an idea took hold and the materials made sense. The use of padauk really makes it work and the spirals and tapers are inspired.
I wonder how it will be re-purposed much later in his life, storage for his collection of Faberge’ eggs perhaps?

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

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JoeyG

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#15 posted 12-18-2011 03:40 PM

Thanks vipond33, He loved it!!11

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

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