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WHICH BOOK IS THE BOX?

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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 565 days ago 1764 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is just for fun. When I found this plywood palette ( pic #5 ), the idea of book box came to my head, for the coloure and thin layers in it. I started working on it without any plan, each step had developed while I was making the box. As you know, I’m a woodturner not a BOXOLOGIST, like Martyn, but I like the idea of making a box looks like a book and using the side end of the plywood to look like paper. I give myself one, probably, one and a half stars but I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....





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Chris Moellering

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#1 posted 565 days ago

Neat idea. I’ve got a daughter who is a big book nut who would like something like this. I might have to try one in a few months.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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489tad

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#2 posted 565 days ago

Awesome! I like when an idea just pops in and I’m able to build it. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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hunter71

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#3 posted 565 days ago

Cool, fit a .45 in it?

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Wdwerker

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#4 posted 565 days ago

Get a dust jacket from a second hand book store, line it with fabric, and use it to conceal the hinges. Bandsaw a phone book to yield real edge paper and glue it on.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 565 days ago

Very cleaver Sam great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Porchfish

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#6 posted 565 days ago

Nice idea Sam ! I’m not a box maker either, but I like what you’ve done here with the ply wood !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 565 days ago

Pretty cool, I’d say. Nice job.
I like Hunter71’s idea, too.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 565 days ago

Sam nice work. I like it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 565 days ago

Clever…

You can put valuables in it & put it back on the shelf… Who would look here? LOL

COOL

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#10 posted 565 days ago

Nice bit of curio !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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lew

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#11 posted 565 days ago

Neat, Sam!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 564 days ago

Cool book or hidden compartment…very clever. Great job!

—www.sawblade.com

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Bob Collins

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#13 posted 564 days ago

Great work Sam, another idea that looks great. Definitely worth more than one and a half stars.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Snookie

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#14 posted 564 days ago

Love it, Sam!! What a wonderful idea!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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Monte Pittman

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#15 posted 564 days ago

Very cool idea

-- 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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