LumberJocks

Little Boxes

  • Advertise with us
Project by SPalm posted 09-09-2009 10:02 PM 4095 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Fun time in the shop.

I have always enjoyed the way these little boxes looked. They are a Doug Stowe classic. I tried a couple of slightly different things with the tops. Two of them have live edges from walnut cutoffs (not sure if I like these). One is standard Cherry. And the Bubinga has two different species of splines which I really like with the subtle change of color and length. The boxes are out of maple. The tops have a 12 degree bevel, and the bottoms have a small chamfer.

I forgot to change to a flat bottom blade when I cut the grooves for the splines, so they have kind of a curved end to them. I thought oops, but many people have said, “Wow, how did you do that?” Go figure.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon





12 comments so far

View GMman's profile

GMman

3902 posts in 4989 days


#1 posted 09-09-2009 10:13 PM

Very cute little boxes

View rrlumber's profile

rrlumber

25 posts in 4614 days


#2 posted 09-09-2009 10:15 PM

I agree… I have built several of these. They can be a lot of fun to play around with. Yours are nice looking! I especially like the “live edge” one.

-- Darrell, Round Rock

View ellen35's profile

ellen35

2750 posts in 4724 days


#3 posted 09-09-2009 10:49 PM

I just love these boxes. They are fun to make and provide great satisfaction.
I like the ones with the live edge… they are unusual to say the least!
How did you finish the live edge? I have always wondered what to do with them. I have a nice piece of
curley maple with a live edge and would love to do what you did.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

View SPalm's profile

SPalm

5338 posts in 5173 days


#4 posted 09-09-2009 10:58 PM

Hey Ellen,

They are a crowd pleaser too. The live edge thing was really simple. I just put a slight bevel on this edge while doing a complete bevel on the others. I then used a seal coat followed by wipe-on-poly. For the live edge, I used a small disposable ‘acid’ brush. No big deal.

I also tried to do some fancy endgrain bookmatch tops, but they never should see the light of day. Somethings were not meant to be. :)

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View dustyal's profile

dustyal

1322 posts in 4766 days


#5 posted 09-09-2009 11:10 PM

Nice and neat. Well done. Like the combination of wood and cut.

Although, I do wonder about the thickness of a box wall when it is a small box… 3/4 too much? Looking at ‘em, I tend to like the proportion… but I don’t know why.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

View SPalm's profile

SPalm

5338 posts in 5173 days


#6 posted 09-10-2009 12:17 AM

Hey Al,

Sorry about leaving out the dimensions:
3 inches square, 2 1/4 inches tall, 3/8 inches thick.
The tops are 3 1/2 inches square and 3/4 inches thick, and then rabbeted.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View Dustin Ward (aka Tearen)'s profile

Dustin Ward (aka Tearen)

176 posts in 5242 days


#7 posted 09-10-2009 01:48 AM

Unlike most of the others, I am not sold on the live edge on this size of box. I think it is too much for the base.

I would still love to see the bookmatched…. even if you feel they should not see the light of day!

View Innovator's profile

Innovator

3589 posts in 4705 days


#8 posted 09-10-2009 02:11 AM

Steve they all came out fantastic.

They have a crisp beauty to them.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

View Karson's profile

Karson

35279 posts in 5692 days


#9 posted 09-10-2009 03:03 AM

Steve: a great set of small boxes. Nice job on the inlayed corners.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

View Xtreme90's profile

Xtreme90

193 posts in 4484 days


#10 posted 09-11-2009 03:03 AM

Steve, those boxes are quality work. Really pleasing to the eye.

Nice work.

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

118297 posts in 4868 days


#11 posted 09-11-2009 03:13 AM

They look great steve.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

View John Gray's profile

John Gray

2370 posts in 5177 days


#12 posted 09-11-2009 05:25 AM

VERY NICE!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com