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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”.

More,soon.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 529 days ago

Totally awesome

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-- 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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oakwood

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#2 posted 529 days ago

Beautiful job on the box.

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cnarf

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#3 posted 529 days ago

Beautiful Box

-- cnarf, Ireland

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ldl

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#4 posted 528 days ago

Beautiful box. The dark rings accent it very well.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 528 days ago

Very good work. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Box

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#6 posted 528 days ago

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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Surfside

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#7 posted 528 days ago

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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gfadvm

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#8 posted 528 days ago

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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GoldTop

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#9 posted 527 days ago

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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ellgee

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#10 posted 527 days ago

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

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ellgee

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#11 posted 527 days ago

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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gfadvm

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#12 posted 527 days ago

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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