Angel Wings

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Project by Daiku posted 08-04-2010 06:57 PM 3312 views 14 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest box that I named “Angel Wings” because of the handle. The walls are afixed to the base which has been rabbeted. Note that I made the walls wavey (not a constant thickness). The rabbet that I used for the base and top (see 4th picture) came about by accident. I was rabbeting another project, I was lazy and just used my standard blade and was making several passes. I really liked the effect, it reminded me of the way the Japanese rake their sand gardens.

Thanks for looking,

-- Cal Noguchi

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#1 posted 08-04-2010 07:04 PM

Cal; Wonderful box! The contrasting woods are quite appealing. The design of the handle incorporated in the top as quite unique. The wavy sides and striated surfaces add to the overall effect. Thank you sir for sharing your work with us.

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#2 posted 08-04-2010 07:08 PM

that is a beautyfull box
with a uniuqe handle
thank´s for sharing it


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#3 posted 08-04-2010 07:09 PM

I really like this box! The wavy sides are very pleasing, and I like the grooves that are left with making the rabbets. I would have done the rabbets with the board verticle against the fence on the table saw, but the way you did it leaves the rippled effect. Never would have thought to use that as a feature. Good job!


-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#4 posted 08-04-2010 07:12 PM

Very beautiful box Cal, that handle is just perfect for this box.
I really like the unique idea of the “planned” grooves in the base and the wavy sides.
Very nice, thanks for sharing

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#5 posted 08-04-2010 07:14 PM

Very elegant box. I agree with you about the saw effect, very nice.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 08-04-2010 07:15 PM

Very, very pretty. The shape, design elements, and wood choices all work very well together.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 08-04-2010 07:42 PM

Ichi ban!

-- 温故知新

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#9 posted 08-04-2010 10:19 PM

AAAAAHHHHHHhhhhhh…....(That is the angels singing!) Great job!

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

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#10 posted 08-05-2010 12:59 AM

Yes, the wavy sides win it for me. Nice sleek design and I do like the texturing effect….very unique. Thanks for sharing!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#11 posted 08-05-2010 01:10 AM

Wow. It really reflects Japanese simplicity and smoothness of work. Thanks for posting.

-- Bert

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#12 posted 08-05-2010 02:47 AM

Thats a looker for sure.

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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#13 posted 08-05-2010 02:51 AM

That is just Beautiful! I think it is a Master Piece.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#14 posted 08-05-2010 03:16 AM

Very nice design and execution, I admire your creative talents, keep the inspiring work headed our way.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#15 posted 08-05-2010 10:32 AM

Perfect the details are spot on!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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