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Blog entry by rowdy posted 1773 days ago 715 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am working on a small box that has a spalted maple top. Final sanding and finish remain to be done.

I am debating what kind of lift or handle to put on the top, my general goal being not to detract from the spalting pattern.

Right now I am leaning toward a small, simple, round or perhaps square walnut (or some other wood) post centered on the top, about 3/4 inch high.

Whattaya think? Any suggestions from those LJ’ers who are more artistic than I? Comments and opinions appreciated.

Rowdy

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1773 days ago

Nice box rowdy
How about a “S” shaped twig with a shiny finish.

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WoodyWoodWrecker

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#2 posted 1773 days ago

I would use a raised square handle with the same chamfer as the lid. Before attaching it, try flipping it to see if it looks better upside down. By the way, it looks like someone it peeking around a spalting on the bottom right hand side of your second picture.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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Mike Shea

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#3 posted 1773 days ago

i myself would use the same wood you used for the top for the handle. if you use a contrasting wood then that would perhaps draw attention to the handle rather then the spalting of the lid. As for the shape of the knob i would use the same shape as the box with small chamfer around the top of the knob as woodywoodwrecker suggested

-- i can do all things through christ who strengthens me

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jlsmith5963

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#4 posted 1772 days ago

If you don’t want to distract from the spalting pattern (which is a good idea) then you should try to design the handle so that it doesn’t interrupt the view of the top. One solution would be a simple form with similar color so it doesn’t call attention to itself. One could argue for a long thin maple handle that was mounted, with two standoffs, parallel to the splating that allows for a minimum visual interruption of the spalted top.

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fernandoindia

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#5 posted 1271 days ago

I believe is a 4” box, right?

I am not artistic at all, but If you don’t want to distract from the spalting pattern
Why would you wan´t a lift or handle?

Take care

-- Back home. Fernando

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