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Project by doug_w posted 427 days ago 1582 views 12 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did a cutting of my nephew and his fiance as a wedding present and then decided to construct a ribbon box to put it in rather than get a cardboard box and wrap with traditional wedding paper. I used tiger maple for the box as it is light in color but has a nice pattern. The ribbon is maple and purpleheart with the bow cut on my scroll saw. Finish is hand rubbed lacquer.

-- Doug, Georgia





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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 427 days ago

Very Nice. Good Job.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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majuvla

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#2 posted 427 days ago

Outstanding knot!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dave777

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#3 posted 427 days ago

What a wonderful box and a fantastic scroll saw cutting. Love the way you combinded the two projects in one outstanding gift.
Dave

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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Dave777

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#4 posted 427 days ago

Where did you get your bow pattern I really like it
Dave

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 427 days ago

What a great wedding present! They will treasure that forever.

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

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Gary

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#6 posted 427 days ago

That’s beautiful. That should become an heirloom for sure

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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doug_w

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#7 posted 427 days ago

Dave – I didn’t have a pattern, I just made it up as I went.

-- Doug, Georgia

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 427 days ago

Stunningly beautiful

-- 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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vonhagen

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#9 posted 427 days ago

beautiful work.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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Tooch

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#10 posted 427 days ago

I love the ribbon… always wanted to try my hand at one of those but never had the courage to do so.

any suggestions or tips on how you got it to turn out so well?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Chad256

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#11 posted 426 days ago

That is beautiful. I’d love to know how you cut that on the scroll saw. Not sure I could pull that off but I’d be willing to try!

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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Craig Havran

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#12 posted 426 days ago

i have no idea how all you people make these bows. i’m sure youtube could tell me, but i like the mystery. GREAT JOB!!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 426 days ago

Very nice work on this beautiful box.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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moke

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#14 posted 426 days ago

Awesome job…that will be the talk of the wedding..

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robscastle

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#15 posted 425 days ago

Yo Doug,
I had a good look at your box, and enlarged the photos to see the detail from what I saw its very skillfully and accurately done, good job !!

Regards

-- Regards Robert

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