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Project by Chris Cook posted 699 days ago 1273 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Way back in the day, months and months ago. I made this box as part of my ‘shoot-from-the-hip’ series of 2011. As the name implies, there was no planning. I just started putting wood together. While this box is one of my favorites, this technique did and does not always yield such results. Soon I will post a couple of those projects that I am not so happy with.

Anyway, I did a bunch of boxes with sliding lids. I wanted to try something different for this box as it is bigger than it’s predecessors and a HUGE sliding lid would just be too much. I wanted a split lid without a gaudy line at the divisor point. So, I took a piece of padauk (yes, more padauk) and put this…feature over the split.

this box is made of bubinga, cherry and padauk. There’s also a little walnut int here. The box measures ~12”x5” at 3.5” tall.

C

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""





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Boxguy

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#1 posted 699 days ago

Chris,

I like the handle and the split top idea. It would be nice to have a few more curves to go with that curve. Good job of having fun in the shop. It is easy to get too serious about what should be play.

-- Big Al in IN

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wooded

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#2 posted 699 days ago

I especially like how that top comes together and the handles become one. Sounds kinda philosophical dosen’t
it? The wood in the top is great. Good job;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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kiefer

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#3 posted 699 days ago

Chris
That is one great lid design !
Starting with out a plan some times gives these great results in design .
Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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woodpezzer

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#4 posted 699 days ago

Very cool box! The split lid is neat—also like the center divider cut on an angle. Nice wood, nice work!

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RogerBean

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#5 posted 699 days ago

Chris,
I like it. It’s not often these days that one sees a really new design element, but your lid design is one I’ve never seen before, and combining the split center piece with a sliding lid on this size box is also a nice variation. You have a definite flair for nice box designs. It’s all about the little details. My compliments.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Roger

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#6 posted 699 days ago

This is way kool. Luv the top how it opens. Very unique

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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jaykaypur

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#7 posted 699 days ago

Very nice design.

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

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Martyroc

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#8 posted 699 days ago

Thats a cool design, I love the sliding lid.

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

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MisterBill

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#9 posted 699 days ago

Very nice job. I am impressed with your joinery!!

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SPalm

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#10 posted 699 days ago

Neat. I like it. I might just steal that idea.

And Chris, it has been fun watching your brain work. I look forward to your posts.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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BritBoxmaker

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#11 posted 699 days ago

I sense some real talent here. Well done, Chris.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 698 days ago

It appears that we all like the split/sliding lid design. I particularly like the way you did the handles. Good job and don’t be suprised if you see clones of this one. Did you use magnets to ‘catch’ the lids?

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

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Chris Cook

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#13 posted 698 days ago

Wow! Didn’t expect such great responses! I appreciate the feedback!

Andy, I did not use magnets on this one.

I used tung oil on this and bubinga and cherry finish so well. The compliment each other. Well, cherry just looks good. In fact, I just bought some more figured cherry today. I’ve got another padauk EZ Mitre box I am about to finish and then I am going do something with the cherry.

thanks again.

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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Bradford

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#14 posted 697 days ago

Fantastic creation there, Chris. As soon as I saw the way it opened, I was hooked. I’ll bet your “Chris Box”, will soon be like “Andy’s sculpted boxes” that created a long line of reproduction boxes by several LJs.
What have you got next?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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crashman

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#15 posted 696 days ago

Chris, This box is awesome. A Domino box with a sliding top has been on my bucket list for a couple of years now, this will be an inspiration to me to get it done….thanks for sharing…............................JACK

-- Jack R. Ellis

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