Wind Swept

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Project by blackcherry posted 07-16-2012 02:25 PM 2261 views 8 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Jocks here we have another carved beveled box, made from Curly Black Cherry and Curly Maple. Finish off with Danish Natural Oil and a French Polish. The lining is a velvet cloth glued on a piece of soft cushion form board which gives a nice soft cushion for stored items. Hope all is well in the woodworking world take care your friend in woodworking ….Blkcherry

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#1 posted 07-16-2012 02:31 PM

Wow! This is excellent Wilson. The sculpting is well done and very eye appealing. The wood tones are great and where you opted to place each species makes for nice symmetry. Kudos.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#2 posted 07-16-2012 02:36 PM

This is a really cool design and great build and wood. Very nice.

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#3 posted 07-16-2012 02:52 PM

spectacular Wilson!

construction, ratios, and lumber selection all work real well together, and has a real nice harmonic look and feel to it.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 07-16-2012 03:14 PM

Beautiful work. Love the definition and lines of the box. Great job.

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

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#5 posted 07-16-2012 04:04 PM

Fantastic piece!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at & also follow me on twitter

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#6 posted 07-16-2012 05:06 PM

I really like your choice of the two woods for contrast – just right! Curly maple is one of my favorite wood to work with, next to quilted maple. Have you found that they are getting harder and harder to find?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#7 posted 07-16-2012 07:24 PM

Nice box, I like the angles, sculpting, and wood choice. Heck, I like the whole thing. Fantastic job.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#8 posted 07-16-2012 07:49 PM

Gunna hafta get back into boxes… such a nice job you do…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#9 posted 07-16-2012 08:26 PM

Sweet box BC. Gr8 wood combos, and design.

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

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#10 posted 07-16-2012 09:03 PM

Thanks Jocks for your comments, its always nice to post but the real enjoyment is always in the shop….BC

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#11 posted 07-16-2012 09:40 PM

Love it! The colors are amazing!!! The work is flawless, you nailed it Wilson!

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

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#12 posted 07-17-2012 01:24 AM

Wilson, this is an excellent build. I like the title and how well it goes with the design. It does look like a windswept dune, or sea, or lake. The wood combo is beautiful and will look even better as the cherry takes on a deeper hue with time. Thanks for the close-up of the lift, it is a beauty…the taper is a great touch. The corner splines will give it strength and the attached bottom unifies the design elements. My only quibble is with the utilitarian aspect. The last picture is a bit fuzzy on my computer, but there seems to be very little room to put stuff inside the box. However, as an art piece it is absolutely spectacular.

-- Big Al in IN

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#13 posted 07-17-2012 01:26 AM

This is one of the good ones. The cherry and maple go so well together and the subtle sculpting fits this box just right.

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

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#14 posted 07-17-2012 02:28 AM

That is a great looking box. I like the sculpting you have done along the top, quite subtle like gentle waves or wind swept sand, just as you have named the box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#15 posted 07-17-2012 02:59 AM

Beautiful box. You’re an artist.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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