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Forum topic by JohnMcClure posted 09-19-2018 10:37 PM 386 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JohnMcClure

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09-19-2018 10:37 PM

Small box of QS sycamore and cherry. The corners and knob are not glued on yet.

I relied on my creativity to get this far, but now I don’t want to ruin it with a bad choice, so I’d love suggestions.

A) thinking of tapering the legs further, almost to a fine point, while keeping the length. Bad idea? What else would look good?

B) the knob should be more subtle… right? Maybe a cool shape?

Design suggestions welcome!

The box is sort of a wedding gift… the wedding was 6 months ago but the sycamore is firewood from the wedding chapel.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail


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Paul Stoops

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#1 posted 09-20-2018 01:23 AM

Perhaps narrowing the straight sides of the legs would look improve the proportions. I wouldn’t recommend tapering the legs to a point—it would be too extreme. You might try progressively tapering the legs in stages to a degree that just looks right.
Also, I would suggest a longer, lower pull on the top to complement the length of the box.

Good job! Be sure to post pics of the finished project.

Paul

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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LittleShaver

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#2 posted 09-20-2018 04:06 PM

I like it. I see the color gradient in the knob. If you have a longer piece with the same coloring, I might try a longer knob. If not, I my eye says keep it as is. I’m sure age will change the colors, but the “wow” factor is when the gift will be received.

Post pictures when done.

-- Sawdust Maker

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#3 posted 09-20-2018 04:16 PM

I like it, but since you asked for suggestions, what about a small miter on the tops of the legs, where it meets the lid? It might lighten up the look a little.

For the knob, personally I think I’d like to see something a little smaller/lower profile. Maybe longer, but lower and thinner?

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