A Turned Lidded Box

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Project by TedM posted 02-10-2009 04:51 PM 3411 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a turned lidded box made out of Cocobolo with an Ebony lid and finial.

It stands 7 1/2” tall from the base to the top of the finial and is about 3” in diameter at its widest. The base is 3 1/4” tall and the finial and lid is 4 1/14” tall. It is finished with EEE Cream and Turner’s Polish.

I call it ‘Vase On Vase’ because I happly discovered while turning that the grain pattern looked like a vase. I continued to turn it, trying to follow the shape of the grain.

The domed lid sits inside the undercut rim of the base and has a concave bottom. The finial was turned separate.

Thanks for looking! All comments welcomed!

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#1 posted 02-10-2009 04:57 PM

VERY Cool! I like it a lot. I have a lathe but don’t spend a lot of time on it.

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#2 posted 02-10-2009 06:54 PM

Beautiful box Ted, love your finial nice job, that bowl sings.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 02-10-2009 07:03 PM

Very nice piece!

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#4 posted 02-10-2009 07:53 PM

now that’s a box I like.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 02-11-2009 05:53 AM

Nice looking box, Ted. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 03-03-2011 05:10 AM

Very fine turning….. and great choice of wood!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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