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A couple from a few years back

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Project by Chris Cook posted 687 days ago 1207 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple from a few years back. These were more of my ‘shoot-from-the-hip’ series boxes. Just started putting things together. I was going for a treasure-chest type lid.

Made with padauk and mahogany then finished with MinWax sanding sealer. The bigger box is 10” x 4” and the smaller is 6” x 2”.

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





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 687 days ago

unique boxes Chris and some cool wood too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 686 days ago

Very cool and different which is a good thing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Roger

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#3 posted 686 days ago

I like how “beefy” they look. Nice wood combos, really like the homemade handles, just all around gr8 lookin boxes

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

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 686 days ago

I like both of them and the wood is really nice. Those lids are pretty crafty. Those angles to get the right curve would drive me crazy but yours look perfect! I’m going to look into that sanding sealer. It kinda looks like shellac???

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

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Boxguy

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#5 posted 684 days ago

Chris,

I think the arched top has some real potential. Did you make the angles with a saw, plane or router?

I especially like the grain flow in the smaller box. How do the ends of the top attach to the arched boards in the top itself? They appear to ride on top of a separate arch on the inside.

Thanks for sharing your ideas.

-- Big Al in IN

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Chris Cook

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#6 posted 684 days ago

I had to go dig one up and see how I did it! For both boxes the lid is cut from a single piece of wood. I tilted the tablesaw blade and the ‘slats’. Each lid has two arches where it looks like one arch. There is a small arch that the slats sit on and the larger arch on the outside.

Thanks for the feedback.

Andy, the sanding sealer may BE shellac for all I know.

C

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

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