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Project by hairy posted 05-21-2012 02:28 PM 1530 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The couch box is the first project from Old Blue. I almost put more detail into it, but I liked the wood grain look too much.

I have ideas for more. This one is a gift for a little girl. It’s the right size for Barbie and friends. Maybe it will be a jewelry box when she grows up.

Roughly 4” x 4” x 8”. Figured maple , walnut and elm for the bottom. The seat, back, front and bottom pieces are cut on a 10 degree slant. 1/4” brass rod for the hinge pin. Shellac.

The turtle started on the lathe, finished with mostly hand tools and some dremel. It is a yet to be discovered species of mutant turtle. Cherry, with poly.

-- on Wednesday's I go shopping, and have buttered scones for tea...

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 07:31 PM

Both very nice projects. I agree with you that the curly Maple looks good without more details.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 05-21-2012 07:46 PM

Very Cool projects Hairy!
Nice work on them both.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 05-21-2012 08:37 PM

Cool projects, Hairy!

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#4 posted 05-21-2012 11:07 PM

very creative…i really love the couch box!!

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#5 posted 05-21-2012 11:48 PM

Nice – like the couch box too – but both are unique…...thanks!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#6 posted 05-22-2012 01:07 AM

The couch box is a great design for a young girl. The woods are beautiful and I totally agree that more ‘stuff’ would take away from the overall look. The turtle is really cute. The second pic looks like an avacodo cut in half!

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

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#7 posted 05-22-2012 08:50 AM

Very nice boxes…

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#8 posted 05-22-2012 01:48 PM

Nice Job, the turtle box is very unique…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#9 posted 05-23-2012 12:04 PM

Both very nice Hairy. When Barbie comes out to play, she has a spot to lay down n take a nap on that nice couch.

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

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