Teamwork Box (with Bob the scroll saw man)

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Project by Boxguy posted 725 days ago 2179 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So here was the thought. Bob does super scroll work and I make boxes. Why not combine talents? I wanted to make a yellow ribbon box featuring some figured movingui for the ribbon itself and I had this 1/8 inch walnut veneer. I sized the veneer to the approximate size of the box and challenged Bob to come up with a design for his part. The design carries around all four sides and overlays the movingui. Bob double stacked the front and back pieces and cut both at once. He did the same with the two sides.

The technical challenge for me was to glue the veneer on the underlying finished box and not have it smear all over the cut out parts. The solution was to put two coats of Tightbond I on the back of the veneer, let it dry, and then use a medium hot iron to heat up the glue and attach it to the box. It worked. Don’t over heat the veneer or the glue turns black and runs out. Hint: Do your spouse a favor and buy a used iron at Goodwill for this project.

By combining our talents we were able to create something new that we neither one could do alone, and we had fun working together on a project. So my Lumber Jock challenge is: Who could you combine talents with and create something that could not be done by just one of you working alone?

-- Big Al in IN

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#1 posted 725 days ago

This is very beautiful. You’re a box buildin magician.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#2 posted 725 days ago

beautiful teamwork resulting in a beautiful box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 725 days ago

You have some very talented friends. And you are a talented boxmaker as well. I’d love to do something like you guys have done with my wooden hinges as my contribution.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 725 days ago

Beautiful grain and sweet design : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#5 posted 725 days ago

Wonderful, just wonderful box. Love the curl and the detail. Does not get much better than that unless you add in Andys wooden hinges.


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#6 posted 725 days ago

Sharp looking box, double trays are cool, The carving fits the box very well, solid hinge with chain, I like it, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#7 posted 724 days ago

this box is just beautiful, what a grand job you have both done, its a wonderful box and very pleasing to the eye, the only thing i might suggest is that some other method be used to hold the lid open, im not quite sure the chain fits in, Ive done a box with a chain myself and after i did it, i felt it just didn’t fit in with all the hard work i did and the beautiful wood…just a thought….keep at these boxes, this one is fantastic…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 723 days ago

That’s a winning combination.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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