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Project by bradnelson posted 05-16-2014 12:58 AM 1812 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

the first boxes are made of ambrosia maple and cherry accent. they ‘re all about 9in long 6 deep by 6 tall. I lined them with velvet. the lid lifts off. the last two boxes are made from character hickory. I mitered the corners and used splines made on the tablesaw. I used clear shellac for the finish. I scroll sawed the name out on the top layer of the lid then glue it to the accent layer. I glue the sides together then glue on the glued up top layer. then I cut shallow, 1/8 or less, grooves all around the box glue in the ribbon wood. then I sand it smooth on a belt sander. then I cut the lid off on either the table saw or band saw. then I cut a rabbit on the box and matching one on the lid. then glue the bow on. and finish
everyone loves these. I’ve been selling a bunch of them. I don’t think I charge enough. how much do you think I should sell them for?

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#1 posted 05-16-2014 02:29 AM

How do you make the bows?

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#2 posted 05-16-2014 03:11 AM

Wow, fantastic piece. Wonderful bow work

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

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#3 posted 05-16-2014 03:37 AM

Never get tired of looking at nice boxes. Were the bows made on your scroll saw? I have made some like that.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 05-16-2014 10:42 AM

Awesome job. Always love the bows. Beautiful wood choices.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 05-16-2014 11:39 AM

Wow those boxes are awesome…the ribbon, wood colour and design is all great….Excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#6 posted 05-16-2014 01:09 PM

Very nice !

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#7 posted 05-16-2014 02:50 PM

How Much? Not enough? depends on your market and time spent..
Always…... not enough…

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#8 posted 05-16-2014 02:55 PM

Some more very nice boxes. I saw a thread that asked if boxes can be art. I think you have proven the answer to that question.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#9 posted 05-16-2014 03:19 PM

These are all very nice and you’ve done a fine job on them.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 05-16-2014 08:23 PM

Very beautiful, creative and definitely inspiring. The bow looks continuous. Elegant work!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#11 posted 05-17-2014 12:47 AM

You do a great job on these! I appreciate the explanation as to how you did the names. I was gonna ask! I may have to fire up my antique scrollsaw and practice a bit.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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