end grain lid box with spring mechanism

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Project by cancharanay posted 239 days ago 994 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 239 days ago

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 239 days ago

Great piece

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 239 days ago

The pattern looks good, the colors blend wery well

-- Dreaming patterns

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#4 posted 239 days ago

I like it.

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

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#5 posted 239 days ago

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 239 days ago

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 237 days ago

Very attractive box!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 214 days ago

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

-- God bless, Candy

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