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Project by KnickKnack posted 09-25-2018 04:13 PM 1325 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A long while a ago I did a small experiment with installing veneer within a single thin blade cut. It seemed there might be something interesting in there, but it got put on the back burner.
I resurrected it – originally I was just going to try a small panel (which is itself veneer on 9mm ply) for fun, and see how it went, but it looked kinda cool, so I decided to use the panel in a box – and this was the result.
The “slots” are cut with a Katana 255/05, in which some unknown 0.5mm veneer snugly fits. Originally I’d intended to cut all the slots first, but it rapidly became clear I would lose wood at the centre point, so I had to do each one individually – install, flatten, repeat.
The box in which it’s installed is “wrap-around” ash, completed with mahogany legs. There’s often a problem with “saw the top off” boxes such as these in terms of how the box top automatically locates onto the box body – this is neatly solved here by having the legs slightly proud – the lid locates itself in the right place.
The small “splines” on the corners of the box top are a similar technique, albeit with a 06 blade and 0.6 veneer – a nice idea, I thought, but a bit recessive visually – not so pleased with that part.
I finished the panel before installing it – I was going for a “cloudy piano” finish – almost got there but, as usual, just not quite.
For me, this was very different to my normal “style” – much more detail oriented – I quite enjoyed it too, which is always a bonus.

Ash and mixed veneers, 190mm x 100mm x 100mm (without the pull)
Finished with Danish Oil (top) and oil (the rest)

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 09-25-2018 04:26 PM

Beautiful, top notch work.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#2 posted 09-25-2018 04:31 PM

I really like this. The sunburst is striking and very eye-catching. And the leg design to align the lid is ingenious in its functionality and also adds a nice visual feature with the lid off. Nice work!

-- MCaro, St. Charles, MO

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#3 posted 09-25-2018 07:37 PM

WOW! Beautiful sunray effect on that lid. Legs look fantastic too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 09-25-2018 07:45 PM

That is definitely a gorgeous box! I love the top and the leg design

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#5 posted 09-25-2018 11:59 PM

Nice design. I like the asymmetrical handle tied in with the rays.

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#6 posted 09-26-2018 01:21 AM

Very Nice Work & Well Done!

Love your Signature Line ….” “Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope.”

A;most the same as my Favourite ” You are a Victim of The Rules You Live By.”

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 09-26-2018 01:41 AM

Very cool design and a nice finish too.

-- Galootish log blog,

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 09-26-2018 03:41 AM

Very COOL Sunburst panel from the handle!

What is a Katana 255/05? Router bit?

Very nice box…

Great job!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#9 posted 09-26-2018 04:33 AM

Super nice box.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 09-26-2018 04:36 AM

Definitely out of your mind. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 09-26-2018 06:09 AM

What is a Katana 255/05? Router bit?

Sorry – tt’s a misspelling of a Kataba japanese saw…

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#12 posted 09-26-2018 06:56 AM

Inspiring work and design very impressive .

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#13 posted 09-26-2018 10:23 AM

A new design, very well done. Thanks for sharing.

-- Petey

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#14 posted 09-26-2018 01:42 PM

Very nice, I love the design, that handle offset is way kewl. and gratz on the top 3

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#15 posted 10-03-2018 07:31 AM

Great job!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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