LumberJocks

'Box Tops'

  • Advertise with us
Project by BarbS posted 11-05-2013 06:09 AM 5964 views 7 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a version of these little turned boxes on FB and asked the maker if I could use the design. He pointed me to a master turner from Israel, one Eli Avisera, who willingly shared his design, which I thought was terrific. I altered it a little, since he made his with the long top handle used as a finial. I wanted the ‘idea’ of the top hidden, to be a surprise to the viewer picking it up, so I added a bit of a nubbin to the turning point of the top, inverted it, and hid the handle inside the box. The added nubbin gives the box top a small handle to grip, and I love the name ‘Box Tops,’ for this project. All silver maple, about 2-1/2” d. and 3” tall.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/





25 comments so far

View Doe's profile

Doe

1146 posts in 1678 days


#1 posted 11-05-2013 09:47 AM

Love them. The nubbin is a great idea.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

8133 posts in 1768 days


#2 posted 11-05-2013 10:21 AM

These are awesome! I love them! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

View aussiedave's profile

aussiedave

3090 posts in 672 days


#3 posted 11-05-2013 10:45 AM

Very nice little boxes and the tops are great..nice and colourful…excellent.

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

View SPalm's profile

SPalm

5068 posts in 2730 days


#4 posted 11-05-2013 11:58 AM

Sweet.
What a clever idea.

Good job Barb,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

3188 posts in 891 days


#5 posted 11-05-2013 01:16 PM

These are some wild little boxes. Would make some great gifts. I may have to steal this myself. Cool coloring. Thanks Barb.

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

View Skylark53's profile

Skylark53

2573 posts in 1908 days


#6 posted 11-05-2013 01:28 PM

Cool idea and well done. Great little lids for great boxes.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

View helluvawreck's profile (online now)

helluvawreck

16670 posts in 1715 days


#7 posted 11-05-2013 01:45 PM

Barb, I love these and the colors are beautiful. You’ve done a fine job on these.

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

View Vicki's profile

Vicki

967 posts in 2192 days


#8 posted 11-05-2013 04:04 PM

They are so beautiful. Love the top and the bright colors.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

View waho6o9's profile

waho6o9

5765 posts in 1425 days


#9 posted 11-05-2013 04:20 PM

Beautiful work Barbs!

View bondogaposis's profile

bondogaposis

3012 posts in 1199 days


#10 posted 11-05-2013 04:36 PM

Beautiful! How did you color them?

-- Bondo Gaposis

View BarbS's profile

BarbS

2434 posts in 2934 days


#11 posted 11-05-2013 04:38 PM

Thanks, everyone. The colors are simply craft store markers, water-based. I let them dry well and then wax over them, color added while spinning. They seem to hold up well. Fun to make!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

View quicksilver's profile

quicksilver

187 posts in 1436 days


#12 posted 11-05-2013 06:52 PM

I like them.
Great work.

-- Quicksilver

View mike1950's profile

mike1950

324 posts in 647 days


#13 posted 11-05-2013 07:58 PM

Nice work Barb- very colorful- Gifts for grandkids??

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

View Dennis Zongker's profile

Dennis Zongker

2476 posts in 2440 days


#14 posted 11-05-2013 09:10 PM

Cute, sweet little guy’s, Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

View stefang's profile

stefang

14003 posts in 2182 days


#15 posted 11-05-2013 09:41 PM

Nice work Barbs. This is the kind of thing that one wonders, why didn’t I think of that? Brilliant and nicely turned too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

showing 1 through 15 of 25 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com