Truffle and Aniseed

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Project by ellgee posted 02-09-2015 12:27 AM 1572 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Truffle and Aniseed are what the makers, eveneer, call these 2 colours of manufactured-wood product.
Our local recycling store Reverse Garbage had sample-sheets in many colours, and I thought these 2 went together well.
It was time to make something other than square, so this one has an arched top, with ends cut at about 20 degrees, and then a little bow-out at each end, by which to lift the lid.
I guess I didn’t make mistakes cutting the veneer, because there was enough leftover to make the smaller box in pic 3.
There will be another 2 arched-top veneered boxes, because the first coopered-top came out about 5mm too big, and for the leftovers box, while I did make a small arched-top (cut not coopered), and I think it was the right size, I didn’t want to reduce the length of the box by the amount of veneer needed to stick on the arch-ends. So to use less veneer (having less) thus make a bigger box, I decided to just saw off some diagonals. Well, that was not as easy as I thought .. not the sawing-off, the veneering of it, because the chamfer was a bit too flat, it took more of the dark veneer, and I had to get a bit creative. Just as well that the stuff is made of strips: maybe the joins I had to make show less.

In pic 3 the background is neutral-colour piece of cloth I’ve been using lately, but this colour just seems to disappear against it, so I re-photographed the 1st box with a white background.

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#1 posted 02-09-2015 12:53 AM

Very nice. Very interesting to know it was made with veneer.

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#2 posted 02-09-2015 04:48 AM

Realy nice design, it realy catched my eye.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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