Turned Sugar Maple Friction Fitted Lidded Box

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Project by Barrett posted 892 days ago 1112 views 0 times favorited 5 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 892 days ago

Cool round box.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 892 days ago

very nice perfect little gem.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#3 posted 892 days ago

Nice turning,really like the finish.

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#4 posted 890 days ago

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 883 days ago

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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