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Project by Ted78 posted 607 days ago 918 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These boxes are addictive. Not getting much done on bigger projects. But enjoying the quick gratification of these guys.

-- Ted





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WoodenFrog

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#1 posted 607 days ago

Nice work! Are you bending this wood to make these?
What wood is this?

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BritBoxmaker

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#2 posted 607 days ago

Keep it up, Ted.

Could you give us an idea of size for this one.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 607 days ago

Great work.

-- 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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a1Jim

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#4 posted 607 days ago

A unique design very well done

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Ted78

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#5 posted 606 days ago

Thanks guys. It’s about 2 1/4” long. about 1 1/2” wide and about as tall not counting the handle. Size was actually dictated by the large-ish washer I grabbed to trace the end of the oval with.

It’s soft maple, specifically silver maple from a tree my dad cut down about a year ago. Top, bottom, and sides you see the quarter sawn face, handle you see the rift sawn wood. The little dark stripe is a tiny piece of walnut. It was added to hide the ugly joint where the sides wrap around to meet themselves. If you can’t hide it, highlight it and pretend you meant it that way, hence the contrasting wood

Yes, the wood was bent. I dipped the strips in water then bent them on on old curling iron. I ripped the wood as thin as I could on my cheapo band saw and then sanded/scraped down to about 1mm. They are pretty supple when when wet, and as the heat dries them out they keep their shape.

-- Ted

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