small oriental boxes

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Project by bigogre posted 602 days ago 1318 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These boxes are made from the same piece of curly ambrosia maple, and the lids from the same piece of gummy cherry. The finial on top was turned against the grain, to keep the same look as the sides. @ 4×4 x 3 1/2 tall. The lids are shaped by hand, instead of machined. I enjoy shaping much better.

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#1 posted 602 days ago

Nice box ! That curly ambrosia maple is really eye-catching !

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#2 posted 602 days ago

Nice, like the finial.


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#3 posted 602 days ago

Sweet designed boxes and some of the most beautiful maple I’ve seen!!!!!!!!!.....Jim

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#4 posted 602 days ago

you created a Very nice box design. The wood grain is exceptionally unique and really makes the box stand out…especially with that curved top.

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#5 posted 602 days ago

Sweet !

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#6 posted 602 days ago

You did an awesome job on the whole box.

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#7 posted 602 days ago

Bill, really beautiful work. This is an excellent design. I especially like the finial and that technique. Lovely wood and lovely pictures.

Did you shape the tops on a spindle sander or on the end of a belt sander, or some other technique?

I find that if I cut the sides to length first and then undercut each end cut with a 45 I can get the corner grain to match exactly on three corners.

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#8 posted 602 days ago

Very cool boxes ,nice work.

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#9 posted 602 days ago

Great shape! Beautiful Maple!!

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#10 posted 601 days ago

I shaped the tops with an angle grinder and a shaping wheel called the holey gallahad. It is mostly a chainsaw carvers tool, and it is pricey at 80$, but it very quickly pays for itself.

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#11 posted 601 days ago

Nice work. I like the oriental flare.

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#12 posted 601 days ago

Great work!

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#13 posted 601 days ago

Nicely done

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#14 posted 601 days ago

Very nice use of that Curly Ambrosia Maple …Both finials look great : ) Any pictures of the tops from above ?

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#15 posted 600 days ago

That is some beautiful box you created from that fantastic figured maple and cheery.
Every time I see figured wood like that I get envious ,it just opens up the design and style possibilities .
Very well done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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