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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 04-27-2008 06:55 PM 2262 views 1 time favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maybe it is a bit of a cheat entering this old project in the knot category, but since a knot figures prominently in the design and appearance of this little bandsaw box, I figured “Why knot?”

I previously posted that I thought this looked like a lemon. Now I’m changing my mind and calling it a fish, with the knot being the eye. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"





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SM

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#1 posted 04-27-2008 07:18 PM

Charlie,
Very clever! I was looking for a solution for entrance wounds.
Thanks! Nice candy dish!
SM

-- SM

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#2 posted 04-27-2008 07:35 PM

Ditto the cleverness, Charlie. I also like the way you incorporated the knot/pith as a central vein in the leaf.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#3 posted 04-27-2008 07:54 PM

Looks great Charlie! With the flocked interior I’d stick with wrapped candy though. Is this a present for someone special?

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#4 posted 04-27-2008 08:00 PM

That is one cool box Charlie! But, I have to ask, What kind of fruit are you guys eating int New Orleans?

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#5 posted 04-27-2008 08:02 PM

Thanks, Guys.

Betsy, it’s adhesive-backed felt, but yeah…I was thinking wrapped candy. And It wasn’t made for any reason. Just fooling around. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 04-27-2008 08:06 PM

Terry, you Alabamans just ain’t got no imagination! LOL!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 04-27-2008 08:07 PM

Charlie,

This is a beautiful box. I have to agree with Doug about the look of the leaf vein. That was a wonderful addition to your box. You could easily have tossed this “defective” piece but you have transformed it into an interesting visual detail.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 04-27-2008 08:24 PM

Hey Charlie, you one clever dude.
Good Job.
Nice finish too.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 04-27-2008 08:41 PM

i love the contrastging woods

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#10 posted 04-27-2008 08:43 PM

Ingenious! Bill and Bob said most of us are too darn smart for our own good. Nice Job! Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- --Chuck

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#11 posted 04-27-2008 08:45 PM

That’s pretty cool, Charlie. Great use of materials!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#12 posted 04-27-2008 08:52 PM

Nice box, er candy dish.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 04-27-2008 09:06 PM

I forgot to mention the finish is danish oil followed by 6-8 coats wipe-on poly.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 04-27-2008 09:06 PM

Great use of left overs – very creative and it will be quite a conversation piece.

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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#15 posted 04-27-2008 10:00 PM

That is beautiful box, and beautiful wood.

-- Jiri

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