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New member. Have been browsing for years & years, finally decided to post.
I make mostly small boxes.

Made this decagon because I’d done it before as an octagon, and I “never” do the same thing 2ce.
It’s about 20 cm diameter, NG Rosewood (aka Narra, apparently), and Solomon Islands “queen ebony”.


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#1 posted 02-15-2013 11:18 AM

Totally awesome

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-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-15-2013 12:26 PM

Beautiful job on the box.

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#3 posted 02-15-2013 01:06 PM

Beautiful Box

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#4 posted 02-15-2013 01:17 PM

Beautiful box. The dark rings accent it very well.

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#5 posted 02-15-2013 01:59 PM

Very good work. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 02-15-2013 03:58 PM

Very nice box and very nice work. the ebony accents highlight the other wood nicely… Is it hinged on the top or is a a lift top?

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#7 posted 02-15-2013 09:03 PM

What more could I add? Fascinating!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#8 posted 02-16-2013 01:19 AM

Very nice. Did you taper that top after it was put together? Or are there 20 compound miter cuts? And welcome from a fellow box addict.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 02-17-2013 01:03 AM

Oh yes, lots of compound miters. A little math exercises the brain. One day I might post the
heptagonal antiprism and the cuboctahedron I’ve done. Or not … because “for practice” I used pine and MDF, and havent got around to making either one in something nice.

But even harder was to cut the ebony pieces for the top edges of the sides, because
they are not only rounded outside, but inside they are 45deg, (shaped like /D and even smaller than those 3 chars) with the lid also routed to fit, like:

I make most lift-lid boxes with those edges.

-- Gold Top

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#10 posted 02-17-2013 01:07 AM

Uh oh, new user problem: that comment “by goldtop” was really me, LG. Same computer.

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#11 posted 02-17-2013 01:27 AM

Another new-user problem. I was trying to draw with underscores, and it resulted in italics.
was trying to draw right-triangle + small-box + D
and then underscore, right-slash, superscore

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#12 posted 02-17-2013 01:46 AM

I was afraid that was the case. My brain won’t do compound miters!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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