Horn leg box

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Project by miles125 posted 05-05-2008 04:05 AM 2545 views 15 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had this design floating around in my head for a while and finally got er done. The legs are walnut and were shaped on my bandsaw and horizontal sander (and of course, good ole meditative hand sanding). All the rest is Mahogany….Stained with a satin lacquer finish.

The last picture shows a 5/8” x 5/8” rabbet i cut into the legs before shaping to fit snugly over the box’s mitered corners.

The box measures approx 12” wide x 7 1/4” deep x 5 1/2” tall.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#1 posted 05-05-2008 04:14 AM

Very well done – I really like the design of project.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#2 posted 05-05-2008 04:28 AM

Thats’ really nice miiles. Great design!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#3 posted 05-05-2008 04:29 AM

This is a beautiful little box! I really like the design and the wood.

But tell the truth….you copied the legs from Russel’s “pointed stick” post, didn’t you? :-)

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

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#4 posted 05-05-2008 04:36 AM


You did well with this box. It is gorgeous both in its appearance and design.

Well done.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#5 posted 05-05-2008 04:56 AM

I love the horn shaped legs.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 05-05-2008 05:18 AM

nice looking box miles, the legs are a geat attraction.

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#7 posted 05-05-2008 05:33 AM

Wow Miles, While it isn’t my style, I certainly recognize the skill involved. Very well designed and crafted. I’ve really enjoyed your work in the past as well.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#8 posted 05-05-2008 05:34 AM

This box caught m attention quickly. Nice idea, solid work. Now build me a blanket chest just like it.

-- Things of the greatest worth are from the Earth. If you tell yourself that something is "close enough" it is it again.

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#9 posted 05-05-2008 05:56 AM


-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 05-05-2008 06:27 AM

Great design. I’ll be willing to bet that there are more stunning boxes floating around in there as well.

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

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#11 posted 05-05-2008 07:02 AM

That is very cool! From the looks of it, it’s African Mahogany.

Those legs are great! Nice job.

-- 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 05-05-2008 01:05 PM

great looking box miles , she got leggs ! great work . ive been wondering why i havent seen much of you in a while . i miss your your projects as well as your great humor ! good to see ya . p s hope you didnt whack them legs off those bull horns you did a while back ! lol

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#13 posted 05-05-2008 08:44 PM

WOW! What else can I say? :)

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#14 posted 05-06-2008 02:16 AM

a thing of beauty and thanks for the construction photo

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 05-06-2008 02:39 AM

Thanks for the compliments. I’ve been out of pocket for a while. And i come back and see this site is even better. Loving the gallery feature!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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