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Spalted Oak Box Handle Experiment

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Project by Box posted 517 days ago 1068 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is very simple and basic because it is more about the lift than the box design.

I have been experimenting with different knobs/lifts/handles for my boxes and this one is made with Rosewood on the Oak box.
Gotta keep the variety flowing. This one was my least favorite becaise it does not lend itself to sculpting as much as other styles.
My current favorite one is the recessed and inset finger lift.





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JesseTutt

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#1 posted 517 days ago

Say what you like, I would be glad if had made it.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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rance

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#2 posted 517 days ago

Perfectly acceptable. Not your high end handle, but it works well.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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CalgaryGeoff

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#3 posted 517 days ago

This is another great piece, I like this handle too, added to favorites.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 517 days ago

Nice looking box. If you went that route with the lift I would say to trim out the box that way so the lift blends in with it.

-- 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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WoodenFrog

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#5 posted 517 days ago

I like It Greg! I think it goes very well with this type of box!
Nice work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Roger

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#6 posted 517 days ago

I do like this whole length lift handle. It’s something different, and goes fine with this box design. I do agree with you on the recessed finger lift, as it pairs well with that sculpted design that you are a master at.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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amagineer

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#7 posted 517 days ago

Greg; sometimes simple is just as rewarding. Rosewood is my favorite wood for finishing.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Box

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#8 posted 517 days ago

Thanks very much everyone…I realize simple is good and it obviously has much less time involved than a sculpted box…but this was a lift experiment and I feel like I have to challenge myself to a greater extent with each box.

This gave me an idea for inserting contrasting woods flush with the box about 3/16” deep and sculpting where it will show the contrasting wood below it….sort of a variation on my laminated box project I will start sculpting tomorrow or Thursday… I get all these design ideas that I write down…some get used and others get deleted.

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 517 days ago

Like your progression. You’re focus is on handles and lifts.Have you consideredvarying the hing design as well?

Your simplest is my most complex…LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 516 days ago

Nothing wrong with this one but I like the previous one the best.

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

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