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Project by ruddy posted 07-30-2017 07:32 AM 3367 views 16 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometime ago there was an inspirational Flag Box posted on here by Bluemax and for the past few years it has been on my mental To Do list. One of those things that you think you may eventually make. I finally gave it some thought and the result is two boxes that were fun to make that also gave me ideas for the future.
I drew the design using Sketch Up and sandwiched some Australian Red Cedar and New Zealand Kauri as the two defining species in the pattern.
The nett result is that you get two lids from the sandwich and here I have made two boxes.One box has the main body from Teak while the second box uses New Guinea Rosewood for the box. The teak box has the usual corner splines while the second box has internal splines on each mitre. This method gives a nice uncluttered view of the sides of the box.
The boxes are approx 230mm x 145 mm and the two different heights are 80 mm and 100mm high.
The boxes are lined with pig skin suede and one has a nice Art Deco paper insert in the lid.
This is a copy of the Sketch Up pattern that was used to make the pieces.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'





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Frustrator

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#1 posted 07-30-2017 08:42 AM

Did you cut the straight lines ofta the pattern first?

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#2 posted 07-30-2017 10:28 AM

Ruddy, How cool is that ! very nice idea, and execution. looks awesome.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#3 posted 07-30-2017 10:36 AM

Very nice one.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 07-30-2017 10:47 AM

Well done.
I always wanted to make that flag box too. You did it good.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 07-30-2017 11:56 AM

I can easily see the sketchup, but I simply cannot wrap my head around the process to get there with the wood. What kind of sorcery is this? I need to conjur up those skills.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#6 posted 07-30-2017 12:23 PM

Both boxes are beautiful. Very impressive work.

-- Ron Stewart

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#7 posted 07-30-2017 12:29 PM

Wow! This is a spectacular box and is so beautifully done. This box displays a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#8 posted 07-30-2017 12:33 PM

Awesome 3D pattern! I still can’t figure out how you made it. Did you cut with pattern one by one curved piece than glue it or how?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 07-30-2017 03:37 PM

Wow, these 3D illusions are so cool!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#10 posted 07-30-2017 03:40 PM

Truly impressive! Please tell us how you cut the pattern.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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abie

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#11 posted 07-30-2017 03:45 PM

Answer ? Two boards taped together and cut on the band saw.
thus you get two identical pieces of different colors?

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#12 posted 07-30-2017 04:07 PM

Great work brother.
That came out fantastic!

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#13 posted 07-30-2017 04:32 PM

Wow…very nice!!!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#14 posted 07-30-2017 05:05 PM

Super Sweet!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 07-30-2017 05:27 PM

Beautiful job!

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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