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The Wind did it

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Project by ellgee posted 03-06-2014 11:46 PM 1090 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

..at least that’s what the 2 men who sold me the piece of “birdseye ash” told me: the wind makes
the wood go into little knots like these.

The box is 20cm square, and for once it came out even enough that the lid fits any way.

The lid is a square reeded dome, with a carved handle representing Wind.

Pic 5 is my first try at a square reeded dome. A little too high.
Someone said it looked like a roof, so I made a building to go under it.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-07-2014 01:34 AM

Really nice work. Great wood.

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

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MadeinMT

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#2 posted 03-07-2014 03:59 PM

Very classy little box.

-- Ron, Montana

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#3 posted 03-07-2014 05:50 PM

This is a wonderful piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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GOOD LUCK TO ALL

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#4 posted 03-07-2014 07:20 PM

”the wind makes the wood go into little knots like these.”

I don’t know what causes the birdseye’s, and I’m not sure anyone else does either.
If I remember right the cause is debatable without a for sure cause.
Someone correct me if I’m wrong. Or tell how they are formed…

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#5 posted 03-13-2014 01:54 PM

Beautiful box, great choice of wood and cool design and carving on the lid. Great work!

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#6 posted 03-14-2014 10:19 AM

Thanks for the compliments !
In case anyone is still paying attention after 6 days, let me add a little.

The first reeded-dome was harder partly because of the exposed and scalloped edges. I still like them and might try again .. with a slope in between these 2.
The second has no scallops, the edges just go inside the box body. This only works if the box body has nice edges.
Either one, you definitely have to make the lid first .. oversize then trim down, and then make the box to fit. Well, unless you’re very very good at precision. Our table saw is not.

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