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Project by kevinw posted 05-24-2008 09:06 PM 2275 views 12 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second box ever. It started out as a reject square sided box as I wasn’t happy with some of the joinery. I decided to experiment with removing some of the sides in a freeform shape and then made a fitted lid to match the contour. I think it came out well and intend to experiment with this idea some more. Woods are oak for the lid and box bottom, walnut for the sides and a little strip of cherry on the very bottom. Dimensions are approx. 4” long x 1.5 inches high x 2.5” deep.

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO





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Bigbuck

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#1 posted 05-24-2008 09:45 PM

Cool! I like the way it looks with the irregular shaped sides.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 05-24-2008 10:49 PM

This is really great! I love how you shaped the sides. It is definitely more interesting now. You and I just posted boxes with a similar shape in the design… hummmm, freaky.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#3 posted 05-24-2008 11:03 PM

Very nice box. I find that some of my best designs come from trying to cover up a “mistake.” I have come to the conclusion that the wood is just trying to bring it’s character forth. I think it is a great design. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 05-25-2008 12:15 AM

Great things often come about when our original plans go awry. Great little box!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 05-25-2008 03:06 AM

That’s a cool looking box! Nice job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 05-25-2008 03:16 AM

I really like the shape. The contrast of different wood colors is nice too. Thanks for sharing.

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#7 posted 05-25-2008 03:56 AM

looks real good

welcome to lj’s Kevin !

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#8 posted 05-25-2008 12:38 PM

Kevin,

This is a very nice box. It is well designed and I like the way you formed the sides.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 05-25-2008 04:29 PM

Kevin,

I like this box a lot. Much better looking than my 2nd box. Can you share some details on how you shaped the sides?

-- John

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#10 posted 05-25-2008 04:34 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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#11 posted 05-25-2008 04:46 PM

How thick were the sides originally ? Beautiful combination of species and a great style box

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 05-25-2008 09:11 PM

Great job … I dig boxes with their own personality!

-- Lip's Dysfuncational Firewood Farm, South Bend, IN

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#13 posted 05-26-2008 05:00 PM

To answer a few questions:

Dusty56: The sides were about 5/8” or so originally

WWnovice: Most of the shaping of the sides were done with a sanding drum on my drill press. Walnut is fairly soft so it wasn’t too hard to work it down. If I were doing it again I would probably bandsaw part of it away and then drum sand

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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#14 posted 05-27-2008 04:26 AM

Looks great.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#15 posted 05-27-2008 04:51 AM

Very nice I wish all my mistakes would come out this super.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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