An exersize in geometry

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Project by Tokolosi posted 03-18-2012 06:48 PM 2249 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A rainy weekend kept me from working on the main project I have going on. So I used the time to do this experiment. In a recent project I used plywood decoratively. And having seen some things here on LJ’s I wanted to try it. So Geo I and Geo II was born.

Had a lot of fun. Gave me the oppurtunity to practise my miter joints. Learned that cutting into angled end grain for hinges suck. And also learned that plywood loves, no adores, chipping out.

Cabinet grade walnut veneer plywood and redwood. All from the cutt-off bin. Finished with BLO and paste wax.

Thanks for looking.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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robert triplett

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#1 posted 03-18-2012 06:57 PM

These are really unique. You must have a lot of patience to add all of the layers. A nice rainy day project indeed.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#2 posted 03-18-2012 07:14 PM

These are great. I love how the angles pull your eyes all over the place. For an experiment, you put a lot of care into aligning everything. I call the a success!!!

-- JoeyG ~~~

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Francois Vigneron

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#3 posted 03-18-2012 08:55 PM

Nicely done ! Thanks for sharing.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#4 posted 03-18-2012 09:36 PM

Beautiful job and a very creative design.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 03-18-2012 09:44 PM

Nice looking boxes. I like the design work.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

#6 posted 03-18-2012 11:20 PM

Very very nice great looking boxes

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#7 posted 03-18-2012 11:53 PM

I see a link to South Africa in this design – The SA flag? or is it the Transki houses?

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#8 posted 03-19-2012 01:27 AM

Those are both cool, nice job.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#9 posted 03-19-2012 02:42 AM

Thank you all for the inspiring comments.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#10 posted 03-19-2012 04:27 AM

Very well done.

They look great.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#11 posted 03-19-2012 04:30 AM

Looks awesome. Job well done

-- I never finish anyth

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#12 posted 03-19-2012 04:57 AM

Hi Well done they look great. Baie mooi hulle lyk of dit meer as n dag gevat het om te maak
Regards Roger in RSA

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#13 posted 03-19-2012 05:57 AM

Very striking!

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#14 posted 03-19-2012 08:54 AM

That’s a great idea really well executed.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#15 posted 03-19-2012 08:34 PM

Missed these when you posted them. Good boxes, like the geometric patterning.

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

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