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Project by KnickKnack posted 188 days ago 1305 views 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Those of you who have been following my woodworkering journey these last 2004 days will know that I am in constant battle with my demons. I decided that this would be the project in which I would finally emerge triumphant, yeah victorious.

I resisted the whisperings that it was “close enough”, and there were many.
I just said “no” to the dulcet tones enjoining me that “this would be easier”, and they were legion.
I cranked up the stereo, the better to drown out the sirens pulling me onto the rocks of “not worth the extra effort”.
I resisted the tranquilizing drug of gradualism – no, wait, sorry, that was Dr King.
Even the demons’ groupies – scantily-clad suductresses promising that they would “love me long time” – yes, even they were unable to make me use the “piece of wood that was already the right size and thickness” instead of spending those hours to find the piece with the perfect grain pattern.

I spent a very long time on this.
It’s not, alas, all that it could have been.
But it is, I can honestly say, the best that I could do.
Next time I will be better.

I may have won this battle, but I realise the war is not over – the demons are, doubtless, plotting even more diabolically fiendish ways to lead me away from the path of righteous woodworkering.

Extreme measurements: 220mm x 127mm x 110mm high.
Fumed oak, rottenstone highlighted ash, jatobá, red varnish highlighted unknown veneer, (probably) sapele veneer in the base.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."





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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#1 posted 188 days ago

Point well made

Point well taken

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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Karson

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#2 posted 188 days ago

What was the point again?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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moment

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#3 posted 188 days ago

I can see the lathe of the heavens turning in your mind …......sweet creation .

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 188 days ago

Unique box.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 188 days ago

COOL

Unique

Box…

Yes, I got the point. :) LOL

Beautiful job!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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tomakazi

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#6 posted 188 days ago

Love the design, the V reminds me of the old V8 symbol.

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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Jim Sellers

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#7 posted 188 days ago

Nice project and interesting design. Enjoyed the presentation as much as the project.

-- J.C.Sellers

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Woodwrecker

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#8 posted 188 days ago

Let me “point” out that I think you are crazy..
But, in a good way…lol
(Nice piece by the way.)

-- Having fun...Eric

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Doe

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#9 posted 187 days ago

Congratulations on the win. I hear those voices as well but haven’t been able to resist their seductive whispers. Yet.

Unique and delightful box. Thanks for sharing.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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HotrodMonkey

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#10 posted 187 days ago

The work speaks louder than the prose – which you might want to dull down a bit. Comes across as a bit grandiose.

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KnickKnack

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#11 posted 187 days ago

The work speaks louder than the prose – which you might want to dull down a bit. Comes across as a bit grandiose.

Can’t really argue with that – I just shot it from the hip, and that’s how I was feeling at the time – somewhat intoxicated with…. oops, sorry, I was starting to do it again :-)

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Gene Howe

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#12 posted 187 days ago

Both the prose and the box are keenly sagittate.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 187 days ago

It’s an interesting piece, Knicknack. Well done.

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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KnickKnack

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#14 posted 187 days ago

keenly sagittate

As someone currently trying to learn a new language (European Portuguese), I’m constantly amazed at the richness of the English Language – we have a special word for “shaped like an arrow” – excellent!

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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danoaz

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#15 posted 187 days ago

I think you made better points with “Disturbia I”. It would be pointless and rude for me to be critical because your creative design is so unique. Your craftsmanship is obviously up to par. The grain of the top piece obviously spoke to you to make the matching angled “v”. Subtle is the “v” to have the point centered on the lower end but the arms are obviously not symmetrical to the upper portion of the box. Contrast in wood is pleasant to the eye without being busy. You probably had the same thoughts as me, but when I look at in the open position I wonder about having the “v” come through on the underside or insetting it a bit so that it doesn’t look so applied. Maybe applying “v” joints rather than butt joints. It all really does become absorbing as the possibilities seems to go on and on. Very nice. I can’t wait to see your “curve/rounded” phase.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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