2018 swap box

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Project by adot45 posted 05-06-2018 01:05 PM 1179 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My entry for the 2018 box swap was a round, 12 segmented, walnut box. I started by making six 12 segmented glue ups from 6 walnut boards 5×21”. Two of the blanks were used for the top and bottom and were turned on a regular lathe. A rebate was cut into the bottom blank that the stacked rings for the body of the box sat in. Another blank was used for the top of the box but the rebate wasn’t cut into it until the body of the box was finish sanded so I knew the exact diameter.

Next I took the remaining 4 glue ups and cut the rings for the body of the box and the inserts. They were all cut at 90* on a RingMaster Lathe. The four rings for the body, along with the bottom were stacked up and glued together and were finished sanded on a lathe. To make the inserts I used two rings for the bottom insert and one ring for the top insert. The first picture shows the body and bottom of the box but the lid to the right was replaced with a segmented one for continuity.

I used the smallest ring I cut for the center and added dividers.

After the inserts that left cutting the rebate into the lid of the box so it fit nicely and turning a finial for the lid.

I used a gloss lacquer to finish the project.

-- David -- sent from my linux box

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#1 posted 05-06-2018 01:21 PM

Very nice box, David! Lots of parts fitting together well.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#2 posted 05-06-2018 01:32 PM

This was one of my favorite from the swap! Very nice!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#3 posted 05-06-2018 01:38 PM

That’s a good one!

-- My reality check bounced...

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#4 posted 05-06-2018 02:29 PM

Oh my gosh – planning, planning and then more planning

VERY nice !!

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 05-06-2018 02:43 PM

thanks David for giving me a better understanding that a box can be round also …all these wonderful ideas coming from this swap WOW ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 05-06-2018 05:07 PM

This was another great looking box from the swap. The segmented and rounded top with the wild walnut grain really makes a statement. Lathe work is a skill I don’t have so I am always impressed when I see such good examples of what can be made on the lathe.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#7 posted 05-06-2018 05:16 PM

This box is so beautiful and nicely done. I love the design.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 05-06-2018 07:01 PM

You guys are great, thanks for your comments>

-- David -- sent from my linux box

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#9 posted 05-06-2018 08:24 PM

Most excellent!

-- Tim

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#10 posted 05-06-2018 10:15 PM

I really like this one. So many pieces and so much going on. I will be trying to make one similar. Segmented turning on the lathe and RingMaster is some fun. Only non-fun is sanding endgrain. Good work guy.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#11 posted 05-06-2018 10:43 PM

This box is so beautiful and nicely done. I love the design.

- helluvawreck

Haw sums it up again! WOW!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#12 posted 05-07-2018 12:17 AM

Very Nice & Well Done David!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#13 posted 05-07-2018 01:08 PM

beautiful box,looks like masterpiece

-- bambi

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#14 posted 05-07-2018 01:47 PM

Fantastic job. I like the inserts/trays.

-- Julian

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#15 posted 05-08-2018 04:12 PM

Realy beautiful box- I like that natural dark wood colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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