Spalted Oak Box Handle Experiment

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Project by Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist posted 02-26-2013 05:01 AM 1135 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.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#1 posted 02-26-2013 05:13 AM

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

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#2 posted 02-26-2013 05:56 AM

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

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#3 posted 02-26-2013 06:01 AM

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

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#4 posted 02-26-2013 09:08 AM

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.

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#5 posted 02-26-2013 12:02 PM

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

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 02-26-2013 01:11 PM

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.

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#7 posted 02-26-2013 02:43 PM

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

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#8 posted 02-26-2013 03:08 PM

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.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#9 posted 02-26-2013 05:13 PM

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!

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#10 posted 02-27-2013 02:22 AM

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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