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Project by bigogre posted 649 days ago 2177 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some more ribbon boxes getting ready for Christmas. These four took me since last Wednesday to complete. Spent a full 8 hours sanding and carving these four sets. For the first hour I forgot the number one rule of sanding…. don’t think about sanding. After that it was much better, and I got some new ideas to try out because of it.

Anyhow, these boxes are roughly 6×6x4, and woods used are:
1st zebrawood, ambrosia maple
2nd ambrosia maple
3rd pic is of the kerf hinge
4th cherry on cherry
5th cherry and ambrosia maple

The ribbon is maple and mohagony

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973





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Darell

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#1 posted 649 days ago

Those are quite unique. Great job!

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 649 days ago

Wow these are great super looking boxes.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 649 days ago

That ribbon has to be a pain to make. Excellent job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 649 days ago

Ca I get on your Christmas list? :). These are beautiful boxes and whoever gets one will love it!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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bigogre

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#5 posted 649 days ago

Yeah, they are a pain, but they always make me smile when I am finished

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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GlennM

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#6 posted 649 days ago

Your the master!

-- Glenn, Nova Scotia

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Mark55

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#7 posted 648 days ago

Wow, that’s just about the coolest box I have seen.

-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com

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bigike

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#8 posted 648 days ago

Nice!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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horky

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#9 posted 648 days ago

Bigogre, these boxes (as well as the other ones you have posted) are really awesome. Any chance you can share with us some additional detail on how you go about making the ribbons and bows? Thanks.

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bigogre

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#10 posted 648 days ago

I will try next time that I do these to take lots of pictures during the process and do a write up on it. for now, here is a link http://americanwoodworker.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Blogs.Components.WeblogFiles/resources/AW-161_5F00_bow-box.jpg

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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Surfside

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#11 posted 648 days ago

I am drooling over that box! Well done.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 648 days ago

Hey, this is really sharp. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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