Plywood 2x2 Winged Box

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Project by Bob Collins posted 06-10-2013 05:38 AM 1138 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

2up x 2 down winged box is 7 inch square. My first attempt at a larger winged object with plywood and did not know if the wings would stay on at high speed on the lathe, lost a couple of tips but had enough left to choose which ones would be discarded. The opening and the lower body are segmented rings I had made earlier and finally came in handy. The lid and bottom are red gum and the spiral finial is another try and do project I am working on.. The lid in pic 5 was made from scraps of ply and is not staying. Took a fair bit of sanding and is finished with 2 coats of gloss polyurethane. Pete, I didn’t dye this one but have another ready to turn that will be dyed. Jim, I know you are biting at the bit so watch for an email.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#1 posted 06-10-2013 06:47 AM

Now if that ain’t something! Bob, You are one very good artisan. I think that is gorgeous geometry, color and all that !!!
Guess you surmised, “I Like It”...

-- Harry - Bonifay, FL

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#2 posted 06-10-2013 10:23 AM

Very nice Bob, I bet you were holding your breath with those wings, looks great.

-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#3 posted 06-10-2013 10:35 AM

That is wild! Plywood! It’s amazing stuff! Nice work!

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

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#4 posted 06-10-2013 11:01 AM

That is really cool Bob, would never have thought about using Plywood…... the layers make really neat patterns. Who’d a thunk it….:)

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 06-10-2013 01:33 PM

G’day, Bob. That winged box came out great. And you have all your fingers?????great finish on it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 06-10-2013 01:37 PM

It’s amazing what plywood can be made to look like. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#7 posted 06-10-2013 03:04 PM

Wow. The more I looked at this piece, the more fantastic I found it to be. Very creative!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#8 posted 06-14-2013 02:09 PM

Wonderful winged box! Very unique art piece, like the wood colors and interesting figures. Impressive work!

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