Scroll Saw Vanity Box

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Project by Cozmo35 posted 02-24-2010 02:35 AM 3799 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box especially for my darling wife of 23 years. She is the one who bought me the scroll saw. This is made from some mill sawed cypress that was given to me by a fried who unfortunately had to stop woodworking because he developed censures and because of the danger can no longer be around power tools. I was lucky in that he generously gave me a very large stack of this beautiful cedar. My wife really likes this box and I have had request from some of her friends for one. I have gotten out of making any other and getting brownie points by telling them, “You’re not as special as my wife!”. This ain’t my first rodeo!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#1 posted 02-24-2010 02:39 AM

Wonderful scroll work, nice joinery and beautiful design.
Is the side with the handle from one piece lumber?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 02-24-2010 03:25 AM

Nice box. Great scroll work.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#3 posted 02-24-2010 03:28 AM

Beautiful scroll saw box. I really like the park bench scene on the side.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#4 posted 02-24-2010 06:51 AM

Nice box. Clarity on the expression “developed censures” please?

-- Jim

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#5 posted 02-24-2010 07:30 AM

This is a delightful box so very well done

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#6 posted 02-24-2010 01:18 PM

Unique and beautiful. I always like to see scroll sawed projects that include good construction details, and this is one of them. Well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 02-24-2010 01:36 PM

That is amazing! I would stress out knowing that I was one sneeze away from ruining hours and hours of careful work. Bravo!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#8 posted 02-24-2010 03:00 PM

I have never done scrollwork, so I am no expert..I just like your box

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#9 posted 02-24-2010 03:14 PM

Cozmo, I took a close look, your handles would benefit, as well as your wife’s comfort, if you rounded those handle edges a little. Just a friendly suggestion.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#10 posted 02-26-2010 01:36 AM

woodworm – Yes, the side was made from one piece of lumber. Actually the whole thing was made from one board cut into 4 pieces. The handles were cut just like the designs.

OutPutter – I mis-spelled the term. It should have been “having seizures”.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#11 posted 02-27-2010 10:06 AM

Ooops. Sorry Cozmo. I am so dense sometimes. I just hate to hear stories about someone giving up woodworking. Has he thought about hand tools and such? I have a WoodRat router system that is probably safe for a person with siezures and it does almost everything you can’t do with a hand tool. Let me know if you want to discuss other ideas.

-- Jim

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#12 posted 02-28-2010 12:42 AM

I am not sure, we don’t rally have a lot of interaction because he lives so far away. Thanks for the offer though…!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#13 posted 03-04-2010 04:48 PM

Nice work. I am preparing to create a scroll saw box for my wife as well and this gives me ideas. Thanks

-- Kelly -- Common Sense, Isn't Common to Everyone. - Me

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#14 posted 03-04-2010 05:00 PM

very very nice work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#15 posted 03-15-2010 06:21 PM

thank´s for sharing
it´s a great box


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