Ribbons and Bows

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Project by Bill posted 11-11-2012 03:20 PM 4792 views 17 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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#1 posted 11-11-2012 03:48 PM

Those are quite unique. Great job!

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#2 posted 11-11-2012 03:51 PM

Wow these are great super looking boxes.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 11-11-2012 03:57 PM

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

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-11-2012 04:31 PM

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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#5 posted 11-11-2012 07:42 PM

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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#6 posted 11-11-2012 07:58 PM

Your the master!

-- Glenn, Nova Scotia

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#7 posted 11-12-2012 12:58 AM

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

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#8 posted 11-12-2012 01:44 AM


-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#9 posted 11-12-2012 01:34 PM

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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#10 posted 11-12-2012 03:16 PM

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

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#11 posted 11-12-2012 05:32 PM

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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#12 posted 11-12-2012 07:09 PM

Hey, this is really sharp. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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