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Project by donaldpmoran posted 278 days ago 1004 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first one was pine and redwood. This time I wanted something a little nicer. I went with walnut with a maple medallion, handle and splines. I wanted to do something different with the handle so I did three simple waves I guess you could call them over the top and down the front with the middle one going through the handle. Already has a home at my neighbors house. Finished it with some danish oil and wipe on poly.

-- Imperfections make it unique!





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robscastle

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#1 posted 278 days ago

Donald,

You have done some very nice work on the Walnut and maple box.

I like the step down section away from the hinge pivot its a nice touch and away from the conventional radiused arc.

The construction of the lid components is interesting, seeing a blog on the detail would be nice.

Overall very impressive.

I can see why it ended up at your neighbours house so quickly!

-- Regards Robert

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robscastle

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#2 posted 278 days ago

Donald,

A question I missed asking, what tools do you use to carve the features?

-- Regards Robert

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Dave777

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#3 posted 278 days ago

Donald,
What a great looking box. I really enjoy it.
Dave

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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donaldpmoran

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#4 posted 278 days ago

Robert,

I used an angle grinder to carve it. The box is based off of Andy’s blog.

http://lumberjocks.com/Argyllshire/blog/9415

I deviated slightly from his instructions but for the most part it is the same construction.

-- Imperfections make it unique!

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robscastle

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#5 posted 278 days ago

Don,

OK Andy can produce some magnificent pieces, I will go check it out.

P.S. Its the same as I read up on to make mine.)

What have you got on the business end of the angle grinder

-- Regards Robert

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donaldpmoran

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#6 posted 278 days ago

Robert,

I just picked up a Milwaukee 4 1/2 inch angle grinder and used a 50 grit disc. Then lots of sanding!

-- Imperfections make it unique!

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#7 posted 278 days ago

That came out really nice Donald…Seems like you are having fun…
Walnut and maple make a nice combination. Did you leave the inside unfinished or were the photos taken prior to finishing it?

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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donaldpmoran

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#8 posted 278 days ago

Greg,

I left it unfinished

-- Imperfections make it unique!

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aussiedave

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#9 posted 278 days ago

Very nice box Donald…nicely matched wood colours and beautifully sculpted…great job.

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

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 278 days ago

I’m with the rest of the admirers. Your work continues to get better and better!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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poospleasures

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#11 posted 278 days ago

Good job on your art boxes. Glad you enlightened on the grinder. I been wanting to do one but know I will make
a nice box then probably destroy it or maybe more than one. Thanks for your service.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon

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Andy

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#12 posted 277 days ago

Very nice job on fitting the center panel, and these two woods were made for each other.
Overall nicely done.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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Rick

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#13 posted 277 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 277 days ago

The fit and finish on this beautiful box are just excellent!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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