Yin and Yam Box

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Project by Bob Collins posted 11-29-2013 11:31 AM 978 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Grand daughter requested a Yin and Yam something or other for a school project, I have just become addicted to doing band saw boxes so I came up with this for her. The bottom draw is red for luck. Wood is old oregan from a beam from a demolished house over 100 yo, looked very plain so I scorched it to bring out the grain.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#1 posted 11-29-2013 11:59 AM

Very good. Of course granddaughters can have anything they want.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-29-2013 12:56 PM

Very cool little pagoda, our little ones need all the luck they can get

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 11-29-2013 02:38 PM

So cool, Bob. she’ll love it!!..........Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 11-29-2013 03:19 PM

Very clever box.
Great job!

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#5 posted 11-30-2013 02:51 AM

Do you get the sense that there is something, artistic, that is about to spring forward from our mate Bob C.?

Keep developing those creative works, this is a great start.

Can almost guarantee your grand daughter will treasure this work for a long time.

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#6 posted 11-30-2013 04:55 AM

This is really cool. Im with Monte on grand kids. Great job and thanks for sharing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 11-30-2013 05:31 AM

Good Work Bob!! I can see very clearly the main features. The Pagoda, The Yin and the Yang, the Colour Red for Luck. Also visible is the typical Chinese traditional stance with the hands in each jacket sleeve. That was the exact drawer to colour red I would think. That was a good move to scorch the Oregan,was it Oregan Pine?
Did you blow pipe the scorching or hold the job over a flame and wire brush the soot away? Whichever way it turned out well.
I suppose you used a very thin/fine Band Saw Blade to be able to navigate all the curves etc?
I just zoomed in again and the tile work on the roof/hat of figure stands out nicely. I can see why you are hooked on band saw boxes, I am keen to have a go myself soon.
Great project Bob, Grand Daughter will love it.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#8 posted 11-30-2013 11:00 AM

Very nice Yin & Yam box Bob…I like the little tiled roof on it…very cool….Great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#9 posted 12-01-2013 04:27 PM

I think it is Ying and Yang!
an ancient Chinese symbol

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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Bob Collins

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#10 posted 12-01-2013 10:41 PM

Bruce, we both got it wrong, It is YIN and YANG. YIN meaning dark-negative-feminine Yang meaning bright-positive-male
Thanks for the above comments, a fun project, the granddaughter is taking it school today (Monday)

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#11 posted 12-04-2013 03:48 PM

Beautiful box! Great design, like the colors and the burnt accents. I’m sure she’s proud of it. Great job!

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