Trapezoid N Rectangles

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Project by BertFlores58 posted 494 days ago 967 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Random colors of trapezoid (45 degree) and rectangle combined together to form a board like this…

.... not contented I continue with the sides…

note that the first row nearest the miter top joint is bigger… The purpose is to have an extra waste materials for me to cut it using router (1/8 bit). This will eliminate the lipping step.

A wooden hinge is used and a carved front knob using dremel. The easier part is the longitudinal post that make it easy for the router to make the bevel for the miter joint. The brittleness of the wood made some tearouts.

Size is big.. Outside dimension: 8-1/2 square x 3 inches depth.
The inside trays is on the plan depending on who will be using this.

Thanks for viewing and hope you enjoy the nature wonders of wood colors. I dont have any idea on the real names of the wood as they were from recycled wood. These are my leftovers and offcuts Here we have:
Black – Ebony (Kamagong)
Dark Brown – Balitadtad (Philippine wood)
White – Unknown from crate
Dirty white – unknown
RED – Nice wood came from the old house.
GREEN – Probably a european wood because the crate came from Europe
Light Brown— NARRA
NOTE: The all caps above are hard to find ciolors.

Till next time.
Have a nice day.

-- Bert

14 comments so far

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 494 days ago

Really excellent job

-- 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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#2 posted 494 days ago

Thanks Monte.
Oh… If someone would be asking those on the background on Photo 5 and 6… The cylinders were just finished at the same time… One of them is also posted as project.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 494 days ago

Nice box Bert, very nice job on the hinge.
I love the colors you find in the scrap heap. You are a great recycler.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#4 posted 494 days ago

Nice medley of woods Bert .
Great imagination putting this all together into a very nice and unique box .
You could call it the world box according of the origin of the woods you listed .

-- Kiefer 松

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#5 posted 494 days ago

Excellent use of scraps and you selection and placement add to the overall look. I also like the hinges.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 494 days ago

You have an eye for balance and color!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 494 days ago

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 494 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Jamie Speirs

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#9 posted 493 days ago

Great box Bert.
My head hurts trying to figure out your creations :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#10 posted 493 days ago

You are kind of like an alchemist Bert, but instead of turning lead to gold you are turning scrap wood to treasure. Great box with interesting colors and patterns.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#11 posted 493 days ago

Very beautiful, Bert! I love the colors and the construction is remarkable! Another awesome project!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#12 posted 493 days ago

Thanks to all.

-- Bert

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#13 posted 493 days ago

Nice Job Bert!
You are having way too much Fun my Friend… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#14 posted 493 days ago

Thanks Mike (NH),
I know how skillful you too in making those hinges. I owe some of my techniques from you. Hope you too are having fun.

-- Bert

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