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Project by Rockbuster posted 409 days ago 758 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In all of my years of turning bowls and such, this is the first attempt at turning a winged box. It didn’t turn out too bad, but somewhere along the line, I lost the picture with the top off. The base unit is made from white Ash, that was kinda brittle, and one of the wings chipped out, so I just tapered all four corners. The top is curly Maple, with a walnut finial. I will give this one to my foot Doctor at the VA Hospital, she really keeps me hopping.

C&C Welcome

-- 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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Buckethead

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#1 posted 409 days ago

A pretty box and a kind gesture. I’m sure she will love it.

I wanted to ask; did you turn a disk, then cut portions off to form the wings?

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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Rockbuster

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#2 posted 409 days ago

Buckethead, I started with a flat board that measured 9” long X 3&1/4” wide X 1&1/2” thick, drilled a 1&3/8 hole in the center, fastened it to a scroll chuck, and turned a spigot for the bottom, as well as shaping of the wings, reversed chucked it, and did the bowl part, along with shaping the top . There are some video’s on you tube that explains it better than I can. Maybe some of the other jocks can jump in here, and explain it better than I.

-- 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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Buckethead

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#3 posted 409 days ago

It just strikes me as tricky with those wings spinning around. I would be worried about making a bad move and getting shellacked. ;-)

Perhaps it’s moving too fast?

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 408 days ago

Very nice wing thing…it looks great, nice job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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OakHill

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#5 posted 408 days ago

Very nice work, looks great.

-- John, Illinois, http://OakHillWoodCreations.com

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Tennessee

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#6 posted 408 days ago

I made a couple of those out of oak. They do scare you. You have to train yourself to look at the tips as they fly around. sharp tools with a very light touch helps. Mine sold quickly, but I have not made more.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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LesB

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#7 posted 408 days ago

They are a challenge. Your’s came out great. Ash was probably an additional challenge.

One way to eliminate the chip out is to glue some thin 1/4” sacrificial strips of wood on the sides before turning. I usually use a softer wood or masonite for the strips. The strips may chip but the main work will remain sound and you can trim the strips off when your are done. If you glue a piece of newspaper or brown paper bag between the strip and the main piece it is easy to separate them at the end using a chisel. Then just scrape and sand the glue and paper residue off.
Next is the three and four legged types?

-- Les B, Oregon

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 408 days ago

The side view makes it look like a wooden Atari controller :-)

Neat box!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Rockbuster

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#9 posted 408 days ago

Thanks to everyone for all of your nice comments. LesB Thanks for the information, I will try and remember this on the next one, I already don’t think that the main body will be Ash. I really find these three and four legged ones intriguing , have to do a lot more looking before I attempt one. A lot of people call these winged boxes, I think that “Fingerwackers ” is more appropriate.

-- 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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woodshaver

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#10 posted 406 days ago

Well this is different I must say! I like the look of it and it reminds me of space ships in a Sy-fy movie I once saw! I think it was an Orson Wells movie. Lathes are so cool you can do so much with them and it looks like you are having too much fun in the shop too! But don’t stop I like what your doing! Nice work my friend!

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

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 406 days ago

It’s pretty and cool, looks like an alien spaceship. The wood combo is great and the finish as well. Great work!

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BobWemm

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#12 posted 404 days ago

I agree with you, should be called “Fingerwacker”, I usually manage to get a whack or two with every one I make.
Love the design.

-- 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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