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A box. Made of cherry. Umm….yeah. Title pretty much says it all.
Sep 09, 2012
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#1 posted 09-09-2012 01:18 AM
Very well done. Love the sliding top.
-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!
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#2 posted 09-09-2012 01:41 AM
straight forwardand zen like
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#3 posted 09-09-2012 01:51 AM
Really like the sliding top
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
#4 posted 09-09-2012 01:52 AM
Thanks patron, that’s one of the best compliments ever! I try to let the wood tell me what it wants to be made into, and this board nearly made itself into the box. I don’t plan projects and buy wood for them; I buy wood and let the boards do the designing for me. Good thing I’m not in business, ‘cause sometimes the wood doesn’t say anything for years…..
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#5 posted 09-09-2012 02:12 AM
That is a slick little box!!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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#6 posted 09-09-2012 04:15 AM
I like your design. Very different from the boxes I see here. Normally I would wonder about someone who says inanimate objects speak to them , I buy wood the same way and wait to see what happens. The trick is to buy LOTS of wood and then you keep busy! I just looked at your home and guess I should say welcome. Nice shop set up, but I agree that a bigger table saw and a drum sander would fit in well.
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!
#7 posted 09-09-2012 04:22 AM
Who said wood was inanimate? It just moves a bit slower than human pace :)
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#8 posted 09-09-2012 07:46 AM
MM, Welcome aboard. Nice job. I am looking forward to seeing more of your work. There is much to like in this design, and a little to question. I like the overall pleasing proportions, unique top design, flowing cherry grain, interesting wood combinations, eye-catching leg concept, smooth finish and apparent use of solid jointing concepts. From just two pictures it is difficult to tell, but I don’t see a way to grab the sliding top. When opened, it looks like the lid would put a lot of strain on the crossing Bloodwood top joint.I had a similar problem on this box.
I understand all too well about having conversations with your wood pile, but we know it makes us suspect in the general community where they don’t make a habit of peering into the souls of ancient trees with awe.
I sell my boxes, but all the money seems to go to support my tool habit. Speaking of which…Home Depot seems to know you well. If you can afford it…a dual drum sander speeds up some steps in making projects, and does some unique operations. However, it will not replace time spent with a random orbital sander, and it requires a major dust sucker.
If you decide to make more boxes, here is a trick you can try with your spindle sander. Example Look under the “techniques” section.
Dimensions help readers get a better fix on your postings. Keep boxing and keep posting.
-- Big Al in IN
#9 posted 09-09-2012 03:09 PM
Boxguy, thanks for the tips and compliment. I haven’t had any issues with strain on the crosspiece , the top doesn’t touch at all. It slides very easily and needs nothing but light fingertip pressure to open. As for conversations with the wood pile it’s more like a staring contest than a debate.
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#10 posted 09-10-2012 12:48 AM
Now, that piece of wood let you make into a beautiful box … I like the sliding lid.
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#11 posted 09-10-2012 01:00 AM
Very nice design and beautiful woods. The sliding top is a neat innovation and a good fit for this box.
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#12 posted 09-10-2012 01:01 AM
I like the hidden sliding top also
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#13 posted 09-10-2012 01:23 AM
Your description is great. I really like the sliding top. This is a very simple, yet elegant box and yes, it is zen like, as patron said, above.
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#15 posted 09-10-2012 01:49 PM
Nice design! The sliding lid was a pleasant change from the ordinary.
Keep up the interesting work!
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