Turned Sugar Maple Friction Fitted Lidded Box

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Project by Barrett posted 02-20-2012 04:17 AM 1476 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased 16 of these offcuts and started making boxes. More pictures to come. These little boxes are perfect for holding my wife’s little knickknacks and jewelry. Finish is EEE cream and turner’s polish.

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#1 posted 02-20-2012 05:01 AM

Cool round box.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-20-2012 06:04 AM

very nice perfect little gem.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover. Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan, and soon to be Pennsylvanian once again!

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#3 posted 02-20-2012 01:41 PM

Nice turning,really like the finish.

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#4 posted 02-21-2012 07:16 PM

Awesome little boxes. Something on my bucket list.

May I ask what turning tools you used to accomplish this?

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#5 posted 02-29-2012 03:29 AM

I used a roughing gouge to round the cylinder, skew to smooth out the top and to cut a tenon. Then a parting tool to cut the piece into two, mounted the top, hollowed the inside with a bowl gouge and scrapers, then mounted the body again to hollow it out. Eventually I reverse mounted to cut off the tenons.

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#6 posted 01-11-2016 11:20 PM

Fantastic little box!

-- Sean Hollick ~

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