Hummingbird Box for the wife

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Project by MarineGator posted 684 days ago 793 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this in a few hours the other day for my wife. I was procrastinating on some bigger projects and wanted to do something fast and easy that I could give to her. The top and bottom are mahogany (or luaun, I’m not sure) and the middle is white oak. If I did it again, I would use something with less distinct grain for the middle and cut them all from the same board. I used the different boards to give it more thickness here.

-- If you ain't a Gator, you must be Gator bait.

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#1 posted 684 days ago

Sweet, sweet and sweet. This is definitely earning biggie brownie points.

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#2 posted 684 days ago

Wow. If this was easy how did you scallop the sides like that ?

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#3 posted 684 days ago

cool little box!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#4 posted 684 days ago

Very nice, and thank you for your service Marine.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 684 days ago

Really nice piece. I’m not showing this to my wife, so I can avoid having to figure out how to make one next week.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#6 posted 683 days ago

nice little box. the hummingbird pattern on the top is really nice.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 683 days ago

+ 1 for how did you do the scallops so easy

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#8 posted 683 days ago


For the third time, the question of “how did you scallop the sides”!

Was the top cut with a router or hand carved?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 683 days ago


Sorry all for not getting back to your questions. I have just started up a weekend school program and have been driving or in class for the past 2 days.

SuburbanDon and oldnovice, the entire project was done using a scrollsaw. I will post the link to where I got the pattern when I get home. The sides were scalloped using a simple ‘bubbled’ scrollsaw cut while going around the circle. The scallops are on the inside and the outside. I hope this answers your questions.


-- If you ain't a Gator, you must be Gator bait.

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#10 posted 682 days ago

That pattern is on Shelia Landry’s WEB SIte (

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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