Bright Deep Box

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Project by WoodMosaics posted 10-10-2008 06:53 PM 1933 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I call this my Deep ”Bright” Box. On the top of the box is a variation of a “Rolling Star” quilt pattern. The deep box is about 9 1/4” x 6 1/4” and 4 3/8” high on the outside. Inside it is 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” x 3”. I made it using 332 pieces of wood cut in either diamond or triangle shapes from different kinds of wood. I used the half size pieces for the “Rolling Star” on the top, so there are 32 pieces where I would normally have 16 pieces. The box is finished in its natural color with 5 or 6 coats of a clear wiping varnish, rubbed in by hand. The pieces are a bit over 3/16” thick, glued onto a Baltic Birch base, so hold up much better than a thin veneer.

The type of wood is listed on the bottom of the box from the center out. On this box the wood is “Hackberry” from Missouri, “Purpleheart” from Central or South America, “Wenge” from West Africa, “Satinwood” from Sri Lanka and “Walnut” from Missouri.

On the bottom I signed it, listed the wood, and dated it. After the date, the words “Foot Cut” let you know I made it on a foot powered table saw.

I lined the box with black velveteen.

I have a matching set of up to 8 different boxes with this design and coloring I will be showing.

With the straight grain Walnut on this box it shows very well how wood reflects light depending on its direction to the light source.

Deep Bright

Thank you for looking,
Robin Tucker, the maker of Wood Mosaics

-- It’s not so much what we know that causes the trouble, it’s what we know that’s not so.

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#1 posted 10-10-2008 08:09 PM

very nice, that is a beautiful box.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 10-11-2008 05:58 AM

that is a very nice box. kicks my boxes ass.
Good job

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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