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Project by KnickKnack posted 10-24-2013 02:31 PM 1090 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is pretty much how the first drawing looked.
Except that the original had a single container. And a different handle. And different legs. And was drawn with oak in mind.
Still.
At some point it occurred to me that splitting the “single triangle” box into 2 might make things interesting and exciting. And then it occurred to me that a “split” lid might be amusing in an interesting sort of way. And I wanted the thing to look like it was “hovering” in space a bit. And I’m big into having things multi-purpose – here the legs are the bottom of the (almost completely non-functional) boxes.
There were a number of challenges along the way – mostly because the pieces are joined at “aesthetically pleasing” angles (70° didn’t look right, nor did 72°, but 71° was just dandy), rather than angles one normally deals with. And trying to get those angles on the handles – well, there was a lot of trial fitting involved.
But I think it came out OK in the end, which is the aim point.

Bookmatched jatobá.
Bookmatched ash.
Unknown mahoganyesque details courtesy of the dump.
Linseed oil finish (but I’m thinking I may up that to Danish Oil to get a bit more shine)
230mm high x 200mm wide x 55mm deep.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 10-24-2013 04:15 PM

Nice work, KnickKnack. It’s quite an eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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ShopTinker

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#2 posted 10-24-2013 05:10 PM

That’s very cool looking! Did you think about putting a bottom inside part way down the triangle?

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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KnickKnack

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#3 posted 10-24-2013 05:19 PM

Did you think about putting a bottom inside part way down the triangle?

Actually I did, but decided against – it was late on in the process and I’d decided it wasn’t actually going to be functional in any real sense with or without the extra base.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Diggerjacks

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#4 posted 10-24-2013 05:59 PM

Hello KnickKnack

A very original project and unique

I like it. Your mind is very productive

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 10-24-2013 08:14 PM

great design and a fabulous looking box!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Hawaiilad

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#6 posted 10-24-2013 09:13 PM

Now that is really an interesting box…

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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CalgaryGeoff

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#7 posted 10-24-2013 10:09 PM

Cool I sure like the artsy projects. This one is awesome. Like how it was true to the original drawing. ;-) except for the few changes.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 10-25-2013 05:42 PM

Really COOL design!

Very nice!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#9 posted 10-25-2013 07:58 PM

Well done and it is very interesting

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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Roger

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#10 posted 10-28-2013 02:12 AM

Far out, and awesome at the same time.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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