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Project by Dooley posted 03-19-2008 04:02 PM 4062 views 32 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a quick off the top of my head design, or had I seen this before? Not sure, Please let me know if any of you have come across this box. I’m curious really, I mean it’s not THAT unique, so I’m sure it’s unoriginal. Really though, who cares? It was fun! And I’m not selling it! LOL

It’s made of maple, teak, and a bit of curved rosewood, which by the way, was very easily bent into a mock up jig, after pressing the strips with a steam iron for a couple minutes.

-- Dooley

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#1 posted 03-19-2008 04:05 PM

Original or not, it is really neat!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 03-19-2008 04:35 PM

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#3 posted 03-19-2008 04:51 PM

I like it.
Great design

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#4 posted 03-19-2008 05:06 PM

Very nice! I like it! Great design and execution.

What are the dimensions? What finish did you use?

I would be tempted to put a hinge on the lid. Did you consider that?

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "

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#5 posted 03-19-2008 05:08 PM

That’s a great little box! Very unique.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 03-19-2008 05:14 PM

You need to check the top of your head more often. That is a cool box.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 03-19-2008 05:21 PM

Great design. Original or not, you have done a really nice box. Good problem solving with the use of the iron. I wouldn’t sell it either (my wife would lay claim to it before I could even figure out how much to charge for it.:-) I look forward to seeing more of your projects.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#8 posted 03-19-2008 05:48 PM

Sweet. I really like it. A lot of little design elements in there. The feet, the matching grain, the bent wood, the curves, the splines ….

Good idea on the steam iron, I’m going to have to remember that.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 03-19-2008 06:15 PM

This is a wonderful box and a great post. The details tell a tale as does the design in general. Love the curved rosewood especially (and the iron hint).

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 03-19-2008 06:29 PM

Very nice box and as far as I know it is unique.

thanks for the iron tip too.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 03-19-2008 07:12 PM

A very unique box with good choice of wood. The curved rose wood adds to its beauty.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 03-19-2008 08:09 PM

Very cool! Great job.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#13 posted 03-19-2008 08:13 PM

Pretty spiffy. And if it’s not unique, it oughta be!

-- Working at Woodworking

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#14 posted 03-19-2008 10:00 PM

That is sharp. I’m going to call it original – at least to me. It came out very nice. I also appreciate the steam iron tip.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#15 posted 03-19-2008 10:08 PM

I haven’t seen one like this before – very nice.

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