Crown box

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Project by bigogre posted 776 days ago 1144 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is my first real attempt at shaping a lid. I used a medium grinding wheel called a holey gallahad. It worked really well, and I was impressed with how easily it can be controlled. The sides of the box are made from six inch crown molding/curly maple. The top is a piece of gummy cherry.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 776 days ago

Very cool box a most unique box.

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#2 posted 776 days ago

A good looking box bigogre…looks like the box sculpting bug might have bitten another unsuspecting woodworker…

Never heard of a holy gallahad grinding wheel before. I looked it up on google and it looks like a good wood shaping tool. It seems to have worked quite well for you. That curly maple crown molding is pretty slick and that gummy cherry really stands out also.

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#3 posted 776 days ago

Another great piece. Love it.

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#4 posted 775 days ago

I like this one as well and I think it answered my question about the other one.

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#5 posted 775 days ago

Big Ogre, what an interesting project. There is a lot of contrast between the very formal shape of the bottom and the very free shape of the top. I’m not sure, but it may say something about your psyche. (Just kidding.) Are you going to build something on the inside to add utility? Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 775 days ago

Very nice. Love the wood and color, great work.

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

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