3 Sided Bowls/Boxes, made from a cube

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Project by BobWemm posted 04-17-2013 01:32 AM 896 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got these finished last night. The first one I posted had a WOP finish but that refused to work on either of these, so now they have a “Krylon” clear varnish finish.

The smallest Box is made from a 3.75in cube of Tasmanian Myrtle.

The middle one is a 4in cube of Blackheart Sassafras. The lid is recessed down into the base approx 7/8in because I wanted to maintain the pattern in the wood. I cut the lid along the grain so that it was 4in across but that was too small to fit in the base which is cut on the apex’s. The only answer was to recess the lid.

The biggest one is from a 4.25in cube of Canadian Yellow Cedar, and the lid is also Tasmanian Myrtle but this piece is figured grain. The pattern on the base is a sad attempt at woodburning.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#1 posted 04-17-2013 01:45 AM

Neat idea. I like the contrast in shape top to bottom.. they still fit perfect!

-- Dick

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#2 posted 04-17-2013 01:57 AM

The wood burning looks good from where I’m sitting! :)

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#3 posted 04-17-2013 03:00 AM

Really nice work Bob! These are all great looking!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 04-17-2013 07:04 AM

Nice Work Bob! Are they easier to turn in the harder woods, as oppsed to pine?

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#5 posted 04-17-2013 09:01 AM

Very nice work. The 3 of them look really good.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#6 posted 04-17-2013 09:18 AM

Safferinoz; Yes mate, they are easier in the harder woods. Not so muh inclined to tear out.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#7 posted 04-18-2013 06:26 PM

Wow! They are all wonderful little turnings! Like the cool shapes and the colors. The finish is just flawless. Great job!

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#8 posted 04-19-2013 04:14 AM

Very nice. The first bowl, did you make both parts out of a 3.75in cube of Tasmanian Myrtle, or were there two? If only one, how did you do it?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#9 posted 07-09-2015 07:53 PM

Well. Another thing to try. You’re wrinkling my brain, Bob. Sad attempt? You’re kidding, right? That’s originality; creativity; innovation; what makes it OOAK. Burn, Bob, burn.

-- Mark

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