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Project by bigogre posted 583 days ago 1784 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little box is made with curly maple and cherry crotchwood. There are three big curls on this board, and the picture just doesn’t do them justice. The bottom piece may end up splitting, I noticed some checking in one of the corners after finishing. Guess I will have to set it aside and see what happens.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 583 days ago

Most attractive great job

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blackcherry

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#2 posted 583 days ago

Very nice, love the carving work on the lid and the figure wood are spectacular !

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Bertha

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#3 posted 583 days ago

Stunning. I like the placement of the joinery. Are those your vessels in the background? If so, green with envy.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Dave Haynes

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#4 posted 583 days ago

Outstanding way to treat a box top…........love it!!

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 583 days ago

Beautiful box ! Hinged or lift off top ?

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Grandpa

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#6 posted 583 days ago

Beautiful

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Roger Gaborski

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#7 posted 583 days ago

Very nice. What technique did you use for carving the top?
Roger

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jaykaypur

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#8 posted 583 days ago

The lid/top is very well done BUT the box itself is just an amazing piece of wood. You did it well with your skills! Beautiful craftsmanship!

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

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bigogre

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#9 posted 583 days ago

I used kerf hinges for the box, and to carve it I used the Holey Gallahad power rasp in a four inch grinder. I primarily use kerf hinges because my stock is too thin to go any other route, Hope this helps

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 583 days ago

Thank you : )

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Tedster

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#11 posted 583 days ago

It’s beautiful wood. I’m sure if anymore cracks do show up, it will stabilize and a little decorative filler will only make it more unique. I really like the contrast with the cherry crotch wood.

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HalDougherty

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#12 posted 582 days ago

If it cracks real bad… I’ll give it a home! That’s one of the most beautiful selections of wood I’ve seen in a while. Thanks for sharing.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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WoodenFrog

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#13 posted 582 days ago

Very nice! Just beautiful!

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Boxguy

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#14 posted 582 days ago

Bill, perhaps you could include a picture of the box open on your next post. You might try using super glue now to stabilize the checking. I found the kerf hinges to be too flimsy to suit me. Have you solved that problem? I love the sculpted top and the grain in the side pieces. Beautifully crafted.

-- Big Al in IN

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