Lidded container (Mother's Day)

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Project by DocT posted 05-04-2010 11:52 PM 2110 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another hollow-form Mother’s Day project. I made this one for my mom. I saw a container like this in one of Raffan’s books. I really like how the grain is continuous across the form and onto the lid.

I recently received a new Rikon 18” bandsaw as a gift from some extremely generous people. (They know who they are…and I won’t say thank you anymore, I swear!) The machine is a beast compared to my Delta 14” and has allowed me to slice into some unusual wood that I have had sitting around for quite some time. The blank for this container came from a large section of Red Oak root and had all kinds of interesting things going on within it.

It stands approximately six inches tall and is about 2 ½ inches in diameter. The finish is lacquer. Love ya Mom!


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#1 posted 05-05-2010 03:45 AM

Nice box. Does the root turn much differently from straight grained red oak?

-- Will in Boulder, CO

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#2 posted 05-05-2010 03:48 AM

Very nice…you have great friends and you did a good job with their gift…..maybe you could make them something

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#3 posted 05-05-2010 04:12 AM

Nice job showing off a beautiful piece of wood!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 05-05-2010 04:33 AM

KnifeL- I’m not sure if it was because it was root or because it had “punky” spots that made it a bit difficult. It never really ran smooth shavings…it kind of spit sawdust. Does that make any sense? I’ve got a lot more root to play with. I think I’m more concerned about how it will behave as it continues to season.

Chelios- I just did!

sras- Thanks


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#5 posted 05-05-2010 08:33 AM

Fantastic turning. Love the lidded boxes and you did a great job on this. Sure your mom will cherish it.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 05-05-2010 10:27 AM

the root is gorgeous & really makes a simple box stand out in the crowd

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#7 posted 05-05-2010 07:59 PM

great job on some beautiful wood

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#8 posted 05-06-2010 07:51 AM

Love it. I really like doing boxes and have a Raffan video I watch every now and then and always learn something new.

-- The ability to learn is innate, not the desire.

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