Lidded Box

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Project by TheDane posted 07-26-2013 08:51 PM 1203 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project started out to be a much larger (11”) bowl, but wound up as a 7” lidded box. The vessel is ash and is 7” in diameter and about 2 3/8” deep …the lid is walnut and is 5 1/4” in diameter and about 2 3/4” high at the tip of the finial.

It is finished with a couple of coats of Mahoney’s Walnut Oil … in a few days, I will buff it out using the Beall Buffing System.

This project was a little bit of an adventure … here’s a short blog item on it with a few pictures:

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-26-2013 09:43 PM

Nice piece,Gerry!!.
I don’t plan to grow up either!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 07-27-2013 12:23 AM

COOL box!!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 07-27-2013 12:49 AM

Very nice! The color in that ash is incredible, did you stain or dye it?

-- Mike, Western New York

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#4 posted 07-27-2013 01:33 AM

Beautiful lidded box Gerry..well done.

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

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#5 posted 07-27-2013 02:27 AM

Mike … Nope, no stain or dye. Just letting the wood speak for itself.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 07-27-2013 03:38 AM

Nice timber combo Gerry, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 07-27-2013 03:47 AM

They are both beautiful , but that lid is in a different class / style from the base unit. All of those nice curves and that awesome finial should have an equally stunning base to reside upon : ) Just my opinion , is all, Gerry : ) Added to my favorites.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 07-27-2013 04:57 AM

Very nice piece, excellent turning.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 07-27-2013 03:24 PM

Looks great.

-- Gary, Florida

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#10 posted 07-27-2013 05:39 PM

Gorgeous piece, Gerry!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 07-30-2013 02:02 PM

Looks fantastic, great wood combo, the dark finial compliments the beauty of the ash. They look perfect together, great job!

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#12 posted 07-30-2013 03:35 PM

Gorgeous piece. That Walnut finial is very elegant and fragile looking. I would be sweating bullets turning that. It really compliments the ash perfectly.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#13 posted 07-30-2013 04:06 PM

Drew—I found the key to turning finials (for me anyway) is use of a collet chuck. It gives a firm hold on the tenon, and really reduces waste. I turn them at high speed (4000rpm) and work between centers until I’m ready to part off the tip.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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