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Project by Bill posted 07-17-2012 08:52 PM 1791 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

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#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!

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#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

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#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.

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#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

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#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

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


-- Roger

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-- Peter, member of the Fine Woodwork Association

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#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

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Jorge Velez

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

very nice looking box!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#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!!

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

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

-- Ben from IL

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#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

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Jim Jakosh

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#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!!

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#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 !

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#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

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