Storms on Jupiter

  • Advertise with us
Project by Bill posted 07-17-2012 08:52 PM 1937 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was fun to make. It is a free form sculpted gummy cherry lid on top of ambrosia maple. You guys weren’t kidding… this process generates a ton of dust! It was well worth it, the gummy cherry has little pockets and swirls in the grain that realy stood out in this.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

15 comments so far

View jaykaypur's profile


3996 posts in 1831 days

#1 posted 07-17-2012 09:30 PM

That is a beautiful job. You did a great job on the wood selection and the sculpting. Also love the way the hinges set in it.

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

View blackcherry's profile


3292 posts in 3246 days

#2 posted 07-17-2012 11:10 PM

Making this one was more like a dust storm on Jupiter…lol , that lid came out great nice work on all aspects…BC

View chip73's profile


55 posts in 1636 days

#3 posted 07-18-2012 12:44 AM

That is an eye catcher!

-- Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

View gfadvm's profile


14932 posts in 2113 days

#4 posted 07-18-2012 01:06 AM

Good job on sculpting that beautiful cherry. The box body looks like it was made from crown molding? I have done that and liked the look.

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

View Boxguy's profile


2122 posts in 1690 days

#5 posted 07-18-2012 02:08 AM

Big Ogre, I like this top even better. Symmetry is over-rated. The grain in this top is a feast for the eyes. The free shape here is much more fun, and there is even more contrast between the bottom formality and the lid’s freedom. If we are what we eat, and we build what we are…I don’t know what is going on here. (Just kidding.) Thanks for taking us along on your creative adventures in wood. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

View slotman's profile


115 posts in 1880 days

#6 posted 07-18-2012 02:30 AM


-- Roger

View Gumnut's profile


95 posts in 1580 days

#7 posted 07-18-2012 01:30 PM


-- Peter, member of the Fine Woodwork Association

View bobasaurus's profile


2587 posts in 2607 days

#8 posted 07-18-2012 02:49 PM

The sculpting looks nice. How did you do such a large molding profile on the ambrosia maple? Shaper maybe? I’d like to try making a large fancy profile like that on my boxes.

-- Allen, Colorado

View Jorge Velez's profile

Jorge Velez

356 posts in 2009 days

#9 posted 07-18-2012 06:02 PM

very nice looking box!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

View dee2's profile


277 posts in 1759 days

#10 posted 07-18-2012 06:55 PM

Stunning! Are you going to tell us how you shaped the bottom? Love this unique design, is it your own or from a pattern?

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

View BenI's profile


332 posts in 1601 days

#11 posted 07-18-2012 07:50 PM

Great looking piece. Love the ‘irregular’ form, nice job

-- Ben from IL

View Bill's profile


404 posts in 1572 days

#12 posted 07-19-2012 01:42 AM

I get most of my lumber from Wibles, a local lumber company in n.e. indiana. The bottom of the box is some of their crown molding, made from some thinner boards that couldn’t be bookmatched.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

16810 posts in 2528 days

#13 posted 07-27-2012 10:58 PM

Awesome box!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View Porchfish's profile


747 posts in 1955 days

#14 posted 08-15-2012 01:51 PM

This is a class act ! excellent movement to take full advantage of the material. Best of show pick ….anywhere !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

View B's profile


137 posts in 910 days

#15 posted 05-01-2014 12:02 AM

Gorgeous.Looks like a treasure chest, but it’s a treasure itself.

-- A poor workman blames his tools. Mr.B, Ontario Canada -

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics