Disturbed wave

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Project by Heavy posted 10-02-2013 08:56 AM 1916 views 11 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was another try for me. I have experimented with technique and also tried to incorporate few changes to the box functionality. The end result is a very good box and a lot of new stuff learned.

It is made from English Oak (sides) and Ash (top).
The splines are made from Ash and 80 years old reclaimed Acacia.

I went for a wavy design and wanted for waves to follow each other and then suddenly disperse.

I have decided to go for no handle design because it would only interfere and probably “damage” the look. The lid is opened by pressing the back part of it. Really easy.

English Oak is quite nice wood to work with and the scratches look absolutely amazing on it so I decided to leave some on. There aren’t that much visible but can be noticed when looked for – look at last image.

Oh and I didn’t take a picture but inside is lined with leather.

Thanks for visit


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#1 posted 10-02-2013 09:30 AM

Really nice work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-02-2013 11:06 AM

Wow… very nice box it looks awesome, you did an excellent job. Hope we see more of them from you.

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

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#3 posted 10-02-2013 11:09 AM

A great look. Any advice on how to do the carving?

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#4 posted 10-02-2013 01:02 PM

really nice work. my only question is how does the lid function? is it just a lift off lid or are those dowels on the side a hinge?

good job on the carving too

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

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#5 posted 10-02-2013 01:06 PM

Thank you all for your comments.

@Peter1 the carving is done with angle grinder. A tedious process that involves a lot of patience.

@Tooch The lid is opened by pressing the back part of it, behind the hinges. And yes those dowels are hinges. It opens really easy and the look is untouched.

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#6 posted 10-02-2013 01:42 PM

Nice work

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 10-02-2013 02:35 PM

Heavy, I like the look here. The wave idea is a good one. I especially like the look in the first picture where it flows down over the corner. Dimensions and an inside look help your readers get a better idea of what you have created. Nice job on the photos, but what is that corn about?

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 10-02-2013 03:22 PM

very cool idea! keep up the good work.

-- David Milton colville washington

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#9 posted 10-02-2013 03:59 PM

Looks very nice. The angles came out well

-- Dreaming patterns

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#10 posted 10-02-2013 04:16 PM

Peter, check this guy. He’s the one that originated this style

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

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#11 posted 10-02-2013 04:49 PM

Nice shaping. Lots of work!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#12 posted 10-02-2013 06:30 PM

Carving/grinding looks very good and symetrical…....definately on my to-do-list
Thanks for posting

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#13 posted 10-02-2013 09:16 PM

Very nice…! Keep them coming… It is always good to see another woodworker get bitten by the grinding bug…

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#14 posted 10-02-2013 10:36 PM

Really nice work! Very inspiring. The wave effect is very stunning and really sets it apart.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#15 posted 10-02-2013 11:56 PM

That’s wild! Looks amazing. Beautiful work!

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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