Ribbons box

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Project by momiji posted 04-19-2010 03:18 AM 1867 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You all know that sometimes, a project has to be for our better half. I got tired of seeing her scrapbooking ribbons all over the place and decided to do something about it.
Made from leftovers of cumaru that were used to build a staircase. The lid on top lifts to access the top dowel. The box splits in the middle to allow access to the second dowel. Mitered joints rounded by sanding. Liped fit between top and bottom parts. Finish is mineral oil only.
On a technical note, cumaru is very hard, almost brittle. Crosscuts made with extra care and slow speeds but tearing almost unavoidable. You can burn a set of planner knifes on this wood because the grain is very curly and makes ribbons just like anegre… Carbide knives recommended throughout the process, especially planning/jointing. Gluing with low-foaming polyurethane.

-- Ah! The loving smell of heated Acer Saccharum...

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#1 posted 04-19-2010 03:56 AM

Nice project Momiji: I’m not familiar with that wood but looks like it’s worth the challenges to work with. The wood kind of reminds me of a teak danish modern bed that I have. The coloration and the grain seem similar. I’m sure that the product was much appreciated. Thanks for posting.

-- Gary D.

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#2 posted 04-19-2010 04:06 AM

cool box

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

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#3 posted 04-19-2010 06:40 AM

Nothing like an original idea combined with some beautiful wood. Nicely done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 04-19-2010 07:44 PM

Great idea and design – Well done.

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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