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A simple "Eye of the Storm" box posted after chatting with Aussie Dave

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Project by robscastle posted 269 days ago 692 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box made from Australian grown timbers Yellow Stringy Bark and Camphor Laurel

I made it quite some time ago approx. 2009 2010, so it just goes to show it has held its shape well.

Yellow stringy bark is a very hard timber to work compared with the CL lid and base.

The timber came from a sawmill in Kyogle NSW many years ago, picture No 5 shows the slats as they were originally received stacked for seasoning.

Photo No 6 is an example of the results after resawing. There are some very nice pieces in the lot.

Apart from using a table saw the router was used to prepare rabbets and slots to hold the sides.

The base and top are simply butt jointed and glued on, the front profile left natural for effect.

The router bits I used are next to the respective profiles.

You may notice the resin effect in the front which is typical of the species.

Nothing too fancy just an exercise in showing what can be produced from rough saw timber if you have the inclination, rather then stash it in the fire.

A Subject name change after a brilliant thought by Mike

-- Regards Robert





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David Dean

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#1 posted 269 days ago

Nice work.

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degoose

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#2 posted 268 days ago

I look forward to seeing this one live… when I visit

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 268 days ago

A very nice box Rob, the grain pattern in the lid looks great….nice job.

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

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 268 days ago

Good looking box. I like the assembly. Beautiful grain wood.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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amagineer

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#5 posted 268 days ago

Nicely built box. the wood selection compliments each other. Australia has some very interesting woods.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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stefang

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#6 posted 268 days ago

Beautiful box. It deserves a name. My suggestion is ‘Eye of The Storm’

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 268 days ago

Mike

brilliant Idea Eye of the Storm it is !

-- Regards Robert

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