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Project by CalgaryBill posted 01-23-2019 08:08 PM 1060 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This new (for me) box design has been on my “to do” list for a very long time. It appeared in the May 2007 issue of WOOD. I finally got around to making four of these boxes after making the two jigs to facilitate doing the compound curves for the top.

The first on is Cherry and Walnut, second one is Cherry and Quilted Maple, third one is Walnut and Quilted Maple and the fourth one is Walnut and Zebrawood.

-- Calgary Bill





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EarlS

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#1 posted 01-23-2019 08:11 PM

Gorgeous boxes. Well done. I think the walnut and maple is the most striking.

What are the dimensions? Do you have a picture of the interior?

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

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#2 posted 01-23-2019 08:49 PM

One extraordinary box….I like that oriental style.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 01-23-2019 09:20 PM

Very pretty and unique too.

They will all become someone’s treasure!

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

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#4 posted 01-23-2019 10:33 PM

now that is thinking and creating out of the box!very cool design.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Lou319

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#5 posted 01-23-2019 11:15 PM

Nice job on these! This has been on my “to do” list as well and your pics provide that added inspiration I need…they all look great!

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Woodenwizard

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#6 posted 01-23-2019 11:57 PM

Very Nice! My daughter is into oriental design and you guessed it, put it on my to do list.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#7 posted 01-24-2019 12:38 AM

Nice job!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,you must polish it to shine.....

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torus

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#8 posted 01-24-2019 02:46 PM



One extraordinary box….I like that oriental style.

- majuvla


Four! But the “extraordinary” is correct…

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 01-24-2019 03:58 PM

beautiful boxes. I like the continuous grain and the great pairing of the various woods.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 01-24-2019 04:47 PM

Fine work Bill. Very attractive.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#11 posted 01-25-2019 12:00 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Bill!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#12 posted 01-25-2019 02:37 AM

Overwhelmingly great.

-- Dale

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#13 posted 01-25-2019 02:40 AM

Overwhelmingly great. Would you share your jig to make the lid curves?

-- Dale

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CalgaryBill

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#14 posted 01-25-2019 03:27 PM



Gorgeous boxes. Well done. I think the walnut and maple is the most striking.

What are the dimensions? Do you have a picture of the interior?

- EarlS


Thanks for the kind words. Dimensions are: 5 1/4” wide, 6 1/2” deep, 5 3/8” tall.

-- Calgary Bill

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CalgaryBill

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#15 posted 01-25-2019 03:32 PM



Overwhelmingly great. Would you share your jig to make the lid curves?

- dalepage


Check the May 2007 issue of WOOD. The drawings and photos and descriptions of the jigs are there. Too difficult to try to describe here without drawings and photos. One jig is used with a 5” sanding disc on the drill press. Another is used with the bandsaw and oscillating spindle sander to do another part of the operation.

-- Calgary Bill

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