Water Drop Box

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Project by Nick_R posted 08-12-2013 12:53 PM 1648 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry and Ash box with Eucalyptus lined box. The lid is an attempt to create the look of a water drop into a pool of water. I think I achieved the effect. This was fun to build mixing and matching the Cherry slats with the Ash inset. The finish is plain lacquer over the natural wood. The box is 6×6 x 4 and the lid is 3/4” thick with a small ridge on the bottom to center the lid on the box.

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst.

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#1 posted 08-12-2013 01:02 PM

Very cool. Nice color to the box

-- Ron Campbell

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#2 posted 08-12-2013 01:36 PM

Great build and design! I agree that you accomplished your goal—it does indeed look like “a water drop into a pool of water.” Great use of wood, also.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 08-12-2013 01:46 PM

That is really cool. You did a great job. I think that’s the most unique lid I’ve seen

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

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#4 posted 08-12-2013 05:51 PM

The attempt is spot-on! GREAT job.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#5 posted 08-12-2013 08:09 PM

This is wonderful very fine work.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 08-12-2013 09:34 PM

You captured the idea well .
I like it ,nice design and build .

-- Kiefer 松

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#7 posted 08-12-2013 10:15 PM

Very nice little box…well done.

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

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#8 posted 08-13-2013 07:15 AM

Looks neat. How did you hold it while turning?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#9 posted 08-13-2013 01:06 PM

I turned a small tenon on the bottom of the box, then cut it off when I was finished… Lots of sanding and it was like it was never there..

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst.

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#10 posted 08-15-2013 01:28 PM

Beautiful box, really love the cool lid and finish. It looks amazing. Great job!

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#11 posted 08-23-2013 04:00 PM

How cool! Beautiful box… Your use of 3 woods, delicate size, and the ripple effect of a water drop are an intriguing design. Would love to hear more about these design choices… Great job!

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