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Project by Tokolosi posted 630 days ago 1121 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this as a gift for a friend. Since I had to cut the Yin Yang symbols from single pieces I made two boxes. Inverse of each other to further the ‘Balance’ theme. Maple, walnut, bubinga and cherry with wenge edging. About 8 inches square. She got one and I kept the other.

Was also my first attempt at finger joints. I made a simple jig that clamps to my table saw sled. Worked like a charm. Thanks for looking.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 630 days ago

Nice looking boxes. Love the lid opening.

-- 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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Don W

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#2 posted 630 days ago

They are very nice looking boxes. I can’t help but wonder if the yin and yang has a special meaning to your friend or you just came up with a wonderful idea?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Tokolosi

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#3 posted 630 days ago

Thanks for the nice words guys. It has meaning for her Don.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 630 days ago

Great boxes such a nice design

Total harmony & balance

The sliding pieces are just the cherry on top.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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ybotyawnoc

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#5 posted 630 days ago

This is a great idea, very well executed. Nice work!

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 630 days ago

Very nice project. Did you give the light color to your female friend and keep the dark for yourself? I seem to recall that the dark is for the male and the light for the female—-opposing forces of the Ying & Yang (or, maybe it was the other way around, but the women usually want to be thought of as the light, good force so the foregoing is the safest approach).

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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deon

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#7 posted 630 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Tokolosi

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#8 posted 630 days ago

LOL HillBillyShooter, you made me go and look. She did in fact get the Light one. Phew.

Thanks for all the nice comments.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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jaykaypur

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#9 posted 630 days ago

Beautiful and very creative craftsmanship. LOVE the top!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Surfside

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#10 posted 629 days ago

Such a masterpiece!

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peteg

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#11 posted 629 days ago

That symbol just has something about it, nice job mate
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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majuvla

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#12 posted 629 days ago

This looks awsome!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Nate Meadows

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#13 posted 629 days ago

These are really cool! Brilliant thought and excellent design!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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BigMig

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#14 posted 629 days ago

Yin and Yang are irresistable – and using them to open and close the box – wow.

Great stuff.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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BadDavid

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#15 posted 628 days ago

The lid is a really nice touch… And for your first time with a finger join wow, I wish my first attempt was this nice.

-- BD, where bad wood finds a home. Va

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