Box making Curved Front Box #17: The finished product from 2013

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 10-20-2016 01:25 AM 1719 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I found this box tucked away today and realised I had never completed the blog or posted it as a project way back in 2013.

Its got a few veneer chip outs which need fixing but I must have lost interest in it.

So here is a few completed shots warts and all.

I had a magpie stroll over to see what I was doing then all his mates arrived to get in the action

I just kept taking pictures and they just got closer and closer

They even checked out the internal trays as well.

They didnt bother me and I guess maybe they thought I had made them a nesting box.

So thats it all complete just three years later !!

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 10-20-2016 03:37 AM

COOL box…

COOL Design!

COOL Magpie Nest! They will be very happy, I’m sure… Special Nesting areas n ALL! :)

Better late than never…

Thank you…

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#2 posted 10-20-2016 04:42 AM

Really nice project and what a great picture opportunity, doesn’t get much better than that..

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#3 posted 10-20-2016 08:08 AM

Very nice box, Rob.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 10-20-2016 09:37 AM

Thanks Guys,

I guess the next move is to repair the veneer tearout and post it as a project but its not high on the priority at the moment, which is a pity really as back in 2003 I spent hours and days on it, originally inspired by Roger Beans fantastic boxes.

I know Roger guided and mentored me along the way along with quite a few other LJs at the time, Shipwright and Stefang just to name a few come to mind especially when I got completely “rattled” by all the detailed work that is required and the poor results I was achieving in the process.

As you can see its a blog series of 17 parts, its unbelivable that I hung in there for so long and got it (almost) finished.

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 10-20-2016 11:01 AM

Nice Box Rob, hahaha! clever magpies, they realised what the box was for and were looking for the sparklers!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#6 posted 10-20-2016 11:46 AM

Thanks Phil

Are you improving health wise with your knees and back?

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 10-20-2016 12:50 PM

Very cool design and good looks

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#8 posted 10-21-2016 12:01 AM

Great looking box, love the detail and the birds are just wonderfully interested also

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#9 posted 10-21-2016 03:34 AM

Certainly is a beautiful box Rob….
Watch those maggies they’ll nick anything that’s not secured…

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#10 posted 10-21-2016 04:05 AM

Ah Ha! right now I have got it… Phlil Bello metioned “sparklers”

Now I understand what their interest really was ….at the time I was amazed they were so tame or brazen.
As it turns out they were not interested in my wood work skills at all they were just trying to tealeaf something!

-- Regards Rob

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#11 posted 11-02-2016 12:06 PM

Very impressive box. I’ve not had the courage to tackle anything so complex. Well done!

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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