Cherry and Walnut box

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Project by walnutnut posted 12-09-2015 07:03 PM 1108 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tried something new with the top and legs. Walnut is from a tree the county was cutting down and just left along side the road. Finish is shellac.

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#1 posted 12-09-2015 10:59 PM

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 12-10-2015 05:38 AM

WNN, I like what you have done here. The carved top is a nice addition. The legs give this box something special. The cherry has an interesting grain pattern. The finish looks great.

If I were to give you something to consider for the next box, it would be to round off the bottom of the lid and the bottom of the box sides. All of the other lines are rounded and soft. Rounding might also make lifting the lid a little more finger friendly.

This is a great job and the carving is a nice addition. I like the shape of the legs and the way the lid overlaps the top of the legs. There is a nice sense of proportion to your work. From your pictures, I can’t tell if you used a hinge or not, nor can I tell if you did something on the inside of the box. Maybe you could add a shot with the lid open. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 12-10-2015 11:31 AM

Love the choices of wood. My complements on the box!

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#4 posted 12-10-2015 01:47 PM

Thanks for the comments – Boxguy – this is my 6th box and I consider each box a ‘prototype’. The box lid is a pull off – no hinge. I just purchased some barrel hinges that I am going to try. I also have some ideas on legs that I am going to try out. I will take your advice on redesigning the lid. I put the grooves in it to highlight the ‘spine’ of the crotch walnut – I wanted it to look something like a mountain range. Oh well – as I said – they all are prototypes so far.

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#5 posted 12-11-2015 02:00 PM

WNN, don’t worry, I have made and sold hundreds of boxes and I am still making prototypes. That is what makes “boxing” fun for me. Many times I bring the latest box in the house and set it near the TV for a few days. When the programs or games lag, I take another look at my latest box and try to decide what I could have done better or differently. It is the fun of the process.

Here is a hinge option and installing hinges: for you to consider.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 12-16-2015 05:23 AM

The lid is great!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#7 posted 12-16-2015 02:07 PM

Josh – thanks for the kind comments – I checked out your projects – very nice boxes

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#8 posted 12-16-2015 02:24 PM

This looks very nice and well executed.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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