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Project by KnickKnack posted 279 days ago 1042 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 279 days ago

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 279 days ago

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 279 days ago

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 279 days ago

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 279 days ago

great design and a fabulous looking box!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Hawaiilad

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#6 posted 279 days ago

Now that is really an interesting box…

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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CalgaryGeoff

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#7 posted 279 days ago

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 278 days ago

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 278 days ago

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 275 days ago

Far out, and awesome at the same time.

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

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