CL Bow Box

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Project by robscastle posted 06-13-2012 10:52 AM 2517 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was inspired from a more complex one I saw in the annual “awards” from Lumberjocks.

I showed the original one to my wife Aurora and she was so impressed with it she asked me to make her one.
So I set out, firstly I must acknowledge the original design from (would you believe I cannot find the email or original project, however it was in the album from Lumberjocks, I shall have to keep looking as its important, meanwhile apologies to the original LJ whose design inspired me, I will find you and edit the Project soon!!!!

OK eventually found it, and it was only because I had printed out an image to work with, and that image had the number 63967 on it so I searched on 63967 it and found it again, no sign of the annual folder that the LJ site put out, though looked in all the places I knew of.

So credit and acknowledgment can now rightly go to:

Mike D AKA Retired Coastie for the Scroll Saw Box project/63967.

Mine is no where as complex however I managed to get the thumbs up from Aurora.

The Base and lid of the box is from my stock pile of Camphor laurel.
Lock miter joints on the corners, and a tight fitting base,
The routing was with a template guide and a 45 deg bit, Template construction 45mins, routing 5mins each side!
The hinge was from Lazy Larry’s supply and I think it came from Canada.
The ribbon is a composite of three timbers Qld Walnut, ex (LLWW) timber sale items Radiata Pine and Qld Maple ex (LLWW) timber sale again.

I glued them all together and cut them into ribbons and blocks, curled the ribbon around a broom stick handle and glued them on, simple as that. (yeah right !)

Construction of the Bow: from the glued stock mentioned previously I cut the insides of the bows out on the band saw, then oscillating spindle sanded the insides smooth, band sawed the outer profile, next was onto the disk sander and carefully reduced the timber thickness to finish the four bows.
Mitered the ends and glued them all together as a separate module.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 06-13-2012 12:06 PM

Very nice job. Hope the wife loves it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-13-2012 02:45 PM

Very nice!I’m sure I will try to make one

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 06-13-2012 09:27 PM

Way kool! Like everything about it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 06-13-2012 11:06 PM

Very nice, thanks for sharing!

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#5 posted 06-14-2012 04:02 AM

Very nicely done Rob! I like it.

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#6 posted 06-14-2012 10:24 AM

Cool box and beautiful wood used.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 06-15-2012 04:49 PM

Hello to downunder. Outstanding job on the box. Nice choice of woods. Good job mate. Don

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