An exersize in geometry

  • Advertise with us
Project by Tokolosi posted 03-18-2012 06:48 PM 2397 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

15 comments so far

View robert triplett's profile

robert triplett

1566 posts in 2524 days

#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!!!

View JoeyG's profile


1275 posts in 2044 days

#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 ~~~

View Francois Vigneron's profile

Francois Vigneron

263 posts in 1738 days

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

Nicely done ! Thanks for sharing.

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

View jaykaypur's profile


3996 posts in 1827 days

#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!

View MShort's profile


1767 posts in 2837 days

#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)

View exelectrician's profile


2327 posts in 1846 days

#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

View Martyroc's profile


2711 posts in 1725 days

#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.

View Tokolosi's profile


674 posts in 1774 days

#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

View lanwater's profile


3111 posts in 2353 days

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

Very well done.

They look great.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

View Philip's profile


1275 posts in 1958 days

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

Looks awesome. Job well done

-- I never finish anyth

View tamboti's profile


207 posts in 2560 days

#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

View Ian Hawthorne's profile

Ian Hawthorne

297 posts in 2068 days

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

Very striking!

-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

View Tootles's profile


779 posts in 1921 days

#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

View BritBoxmaker's profile


4607 posts in 2455 days

#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.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics