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Project by lewis62 posted 12-31-2011 05:17 PM 1580 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small osage orange box I made for my wife Karrie about 20 years ago. It is about 6in x 4 in x 2 in.
Just liked the grain in it and this is what I saw to make out of that chunk of wood, used 1/2 in barrel hinges. You can see from pictures it has changed colors to the brown from its fresh cut yellow, finshed with poly sprayed on. Made it by band sawing the top off and hollowing out center with router.

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#1 posted 12-31-2011 05:23 PM

This is a very interesting box shape and has aged to a beautiful color.
Very well done.


-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 12-31-2011 05:55 PM

Nice chunk of wood cut to a geometrically pleasing shape. The angled cuts give interesting grain shifts. All round great idea and execution.

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

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#3 posted 12-31-2011 05:59 PM

It just goes to show that something made with care and love is timeless, Lewis. Well done!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#4 posted 12-31-2011 06:49 PM

Small box, big impact. I like this for its unusual shape and beautiful grain.

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

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#5 posted 12-31-2011 10:54 PM

wow, that is so unique. I love it!

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#6 posted 01-01-2012 02:19 AM

Unusual, and very nicely done. Great choice of wood.

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

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#7 posted 01-01-2012 07:11 AM

I like it a unique shape and great wood.

-- wood crafting & classes

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