end grain lid box with spring mechanism

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Project by cancharanay posted 12-26-2013 09:18 AM 1333 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired in an amish quilt pattern done by an american woodworker, but with local woods like quebracho, guayacán, guayubira, cancharana, cerejeira, cambará, lapacho, palo santo, pino tea, itin, virapire, etc. Picture frame in Curupay and sides in guayubira, also sliding dovetail.

finishing with “real” tung oil

the mechanism is detailled in the blog

thanks for looking

-- Cancharanay, Exaltación de la Cruz, Argentina

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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 12-26-2013 09:40 AM

Really nice pattern of woods on the lid. They must all be timbers from Argentina, I guess. Thanks for sharing with us and also for the blog on your mechanisms.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#2 posted 12-26-2013 10:36 AM

Great piece

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

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#3 posted 12-26-2013 01:01 PM

The pattern looks good, the colors blend wery well

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#4 posted 12-26-2013 01:45 PM

I like it.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 12-26-2013 01:48 PM

that is a really amazing top. Did you glue the whole top at once? That is a great mixture of woods.

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#6 posted 12-26-2013 05:03 PM

thanks for your comments!

jr45, you’re right most of them are argentinian woods

lanaug, if you consider the pattern an array i make several columns first and glue them to make half the pattern except for the central one. i cutted the log twice and the lonely central column once and glue them.

-- Cancharanay, Exaltación de la Cruz, Argentina

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#7 posted 12-28-2013 07:36 AM

Very attractive box!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 01-20-2014 10:25 PM

This is really beautiful Cancharanay! Would make a wonderful gift to any quilter! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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