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Project by ic3ss posted 11-10-2013 09:20 PM 1220 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was at Rockler a while back and ran across this issue of FWW and it had this really cool turned box so I thought I’d try to make something similar. The woods are different and it’s a bit taller but otherwise it’s fairly close. I just used what I had on hand: Walnut, Bocote, and Maple Burl.

I bought a used Jet 1236 about a year ago and have only used it for a handful of practice pieces, mostly that didn’t turn out very well. This is the first project that I’ve turned that was a keeper since High School, well over 25 years ago. I learned quite a lot about technique on this project, most notably that the Bocote kept grabbing the tools. I was almost done with it when I was shaping the top ring on the lid and it grabbed and flung it onto the floor and broke a piece from the rim. I was able to glue it back with no visible lines, but I was watching some Youtube and I found that the scraper has to be held below the centerline when cutting outside, and reverse for the inside, so the scraper is dragging instead of gouging. I never thought of it that way and when I went back to it, that made all the difference. My final shapes were smooth and the lines were crisp.

Well, it’s a learning process. Have a great day.

Wayne

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."





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#1 posted 11-11-2013 02:07 AM

Very well done! I like how the maple inside differs from the walnut outside!

-- Ryan

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#2 posted 11-11-2013 04:13 AM

This is a really cool looking turning. Great job with the different woods. Nice work.

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

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#3 posted 11-11-2013 06:29 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- Can You Hear The Toilet Flushing?

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#4 posted 11-11-2013 06:36 AM

A very elegant little box indeed

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#5 posted 11-11-2013 01:14 PM

Very nice.
I really like it.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 11-11-2013 01:27 PM

This has been turned so cleanly and neatly and the wood is beautiful.

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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#7 posted 11-11-2013 08:41 PM

The varied woods come together nicely to offer surprises and delights, particularly when the lid comes off. Nicely done. Provides a lot of food for thought.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#8 posted 11-13-2013 06:01 PM

Gorgeous little box! Awesome wood combo inside and out. Love the shape. Excellent turning!

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#9 posted 11-13-2013 06:13 PM

Wayne,
I’m surprised this box isn’t getting more attention here. But then, there don’t seem to be many good turned boxes displayed here on LJ. But, this is nice work. I hope you will do more. I’m hardly an expert on turned boxes, but I like the good ones a lot. Hope you will make more.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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ic3ss

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#10 posted 11-13-2013 06:51 PM

Roger,

This one turned out much better than I had hoped due to my beginner turning skill level. I think I’ll give this one up as a Christmas gift and make it again using a different wood combo. I really like the burl lining inside so I’ll keep that. On the other hand, I really love your work with burl veneer. Those boxes are a knockout. Thanks very much for the encouragement.

Wayne

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#11 posted 04-17-2015 05:37 AM

Nice project
Good work
Thanks for showing

-- Quicksilver

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