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Project by Triumph1 posted 12-29-2011 06:12 PM 2980 views 14 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Faster” started as a need for a simpler box that still closely followed a design aspect. It is the first in a series of boxes based on speed.

The body is made from East Indian Rosewood. I used a rabbet joint to form the box. I then put a 45 degree chamfer to blend in the joint. The grain wraps around the box as good as it can. Once you think about how the box is made you will understand why it is hard to perfectly wrap the grain.

I made four boxes with a quartersawn sycamore lid and two with a birdseye maple lid. The top pull is made from quartersawn walnut. It is held in place with an internal spline.

The “Faster” boxes where finished with four soakings of Danish oil followed by a three step polishing using the Beall polishing system. They are lined in black velvet and are 3.75” x 3” x 4.75” in size.

Overall these where very fun to do and I foresee the next in the series might contain Cadillac fins, chrome exhaust pipes, etc…let the mind wander!

Happy Holidays everyone! Now its time to go in the basement and make more sawdust!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#1 posted 12-29-2011 06:20 PM

What an awesome concept. Your new series will be a winner for sure. It’s so nice to see a New design idea, and one so well executed. Nice work!


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#2 posted 12-29-2011 06:23 PM

Very cool design ,nice work Jeff.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-29-2011 06:24 PM

Sweet. You do extraordinary design work.

This will be fun to watch.

Note to self: get a Beall polishing system


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 12-29-2011 06:24 PM

Now… THAT’S a box!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#5 posted 12-29-2011 06:25 PM

room a zoom zoom…......its all laid back, breaking the sound barrier….......very nice…very obvious not as complicated as your others, but our work is not about complicated, its about our ideas, art….and vision, that is what i love about wood work….enjoy the saw dust making today, im doing that as well…brothers of the wood….....grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 12-29-2011 06:56 PM

Very cool, nice design and application.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#7 posted 12-29-2011 07:12 PM

Very cool.

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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#8 posted 12-29-2011 07:15 PM

It’s an unusual box and makes a big statement. Well done and congratulations.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 12-29-2011 07:45 PM

Really cool project! I like them! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#10 posted 12-29-2011 08:02 PM

What a cool, different, original, and unique box Jeff! Whats funny is most folks who don’t do woodwork would think of it as a nice simple box… Those of us who have made some saw dust ourselves knows there is nothing simple about pulling this one off. Not only that but make it flawless… Once again you show your incredible talents my friend.

I’m curious of where you got the inspiration for this series. Do tell bro….lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#11 posted 12-29-2011 08:17 PM

Never a dull moment with you.

Another inspiration

Thanks Jeff

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#12 posted 12-29-2011 08:40 PM

This one really moves, Jeff. It has that intrinsic look of speed captured beautifully. The simple lines compliment the overall effect. I can’t fault it, a definite favourite.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#13 posted 12-29-2011 09:08 PM

Nice, it does give you the sense of movement

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#14 posted 12-29-2011 09:13 PM

What great lines, very well done Jeff, : ))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#15 posted 12-29-2011 09:34 PM

Doing a hundred miles an hour standing still… fabulous… I don’t know how you keep coming up with these marvelous designs.. that are so well executed… just great…

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

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