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Project by bigogre posted 736 days ago 1593 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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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 736 days ago

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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blackcherry

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#2 posted 736 days ago

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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chip73

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#3 posted 736 days ago

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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gfadvm

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#4 posted 736 days ago

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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Boxguy

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#5 posted 736 days ago

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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slotman

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#6 posted 736 days ago

Nice!

-- Roger

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Gumnut

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#7 posted 735 days ago

Stunning!

-- Peter, member of the Fine Woodwork Association http://www.fwwa.org.au/index.htm

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bobasaurus

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#8 posted 735 days ago

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 735 days ago

very nice looking box!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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dee2

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#10 posted 735 days ago

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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BenI

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#11 posted 735 days ago

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

-- Ben from IL

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bigogre

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#12 posted 735 days ago

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 726 days ago

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

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

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Porchfish

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#14 posted 707 days ago

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

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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Lalloos

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#15 posted 84 days ago

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

-- A poor workman blames his tools;either he learn to use them,or find better tools.Woodwork is good work;idle hands are the devils playthings.

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