Small Turned Box

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Project by DaveSJ posted 03-21-2013 06:42 PM 1147 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi All,
I took up woodturning about a year ago – mostly self tought with a lot of help for all the great people who post how-to video’s on Youtube.
This is my first turned box made from a small scap of Chechen with a mirco small knob on top I turned out of Ebony. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but the box is about 2.5” high, about the size to hold a bunch toothpicks. I used the method of turning the inside of the lid first, parting it off, flipping it around to mount on the box base to finish the top, etc. This all worked out well, but I prefer the look of the wood grain matching from the lid to the base, which you don’t get with this basic way of turning the box.
For my next box I’m going to try to start with a blank long enough to put a tenon on each end, part off the lid portion and base so I end up with continuous grain from the box lid to the base.
I’ll be sure to post my next box…. when I get to it… got many other projects in the current queue.

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#1 posted 03-21-2013 07:54 PM

It has a nice shape to it Dave & would be spot on for your tooth picks, real nice job & great finish well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 03-21-2013 10:41 PM


-- Fast is fine, but accurate is final. The real trick is learning to take your time when you're in a hurry. - Wyatt Earp

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#3 posted 03-22-2013 01:52 AM

Nice looking turned box. The dark knob set it off.

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

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#4 posted 03-22-2013 01:56 AM


-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 03-22-2013 10:17 PM

Nice looking little box, the woods go well together, it sure looks bigger than it is.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#6 posted 03-25-2013 02:47 PM

Great turning on that stunning little piece. Like the beautiful shape and also the knob, the finish really sets it off.

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