Hickory box with maple and veneer ribbon

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Project by TomGrin posted 01-14-2018 12:42 PM 2931 views 13 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found the plans in one of the magazines a couple years ago. I made a couple as gifts. Spray shellac finish.

-- Tom, May your safety glasses never fog,

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#1 posted 01-14-2018 12:55 PM

The bow is out of this world. What types of wood are in it and how did you laminate them? How are the parts of the bow connected? Absolutely beautiful!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#2 posted 01-14-2018 01:05 PM

Wow! Those ribbons realy look awesome, like real fabric. The box too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 01-14-2018 03:09 PM

This box is so nice and the ribbons look great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 01-14-2018 04:03 PM

Looks like real ribbon, great looking box.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 01-14-2018 04:22 PM

That is very impressive. great detail.

-- Just a woodbutcher with lofty asperations..........

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#6 posted 01-14-2018 07:04 PM

Really beautiful I’m sure the recipients were extremely pleased. I too would like to know more about how the ribbon was constructed.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#8 posted 01-14-2018 07:27 PM

Awesome. We (or at least I) want to know how you made the ribbon or where you got the plans.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#9 posted 01-15-2018 12:14 AM

Gorgeous job on the box and especially the ribbon, Tom! Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 01-15-2018 12:45 AM

Congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ badge :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#11 posted 01-15-2018 02:52 AM

Thanks for all the praise on the box. I was going to post how to make the ribbon, but Lenny already has one on this site. I use the same technique. Here is a link to his blog.
Have fun!

-- Tom, May your safety glasses never fog,

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#12 posted 01-15-2018 03:18 AM

Yeah that bow is awesome. It looks like you used several layers of wood compared to other project you linked to. Nice job.

-- Ty @ Industry DIY

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#13 posted 01-15-2018 11:01 AM

Love it

-- Petey

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#14 posted 01-15-2018 06:07 PM

I have seen a lot of these and made a few also, but I have never seen a ribbon look as good. Great job, and congratulations on your daily top three.


-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#15 posted 01-16-2018 11:34 PM

Tom, I look at this piece every day and I’m always amazed at the level of craftsmanship!

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