New small box

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Project by dgreen50 posted 03-27-2019 09:59 PM 2276 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small box project dimensions are 8” x 8.5” and approximately 5” tall. The woods are walnut and curly maple. The feet were designed and cut out on a cnc machine. The embellishment of the dragonfly on the lid was done with the cnc and vcarve. The dragonfly was then airbrushed to provide some color and separation from the lid itself. I tried a new finish of linseed oil and beeswax ( the brand is “Tried and True” which is an environmentally friendly food safe finish). The finish has a rubbed out look.
I cannot decide if I like the feet/legs, but it was something different to try. Fun project and kept me out of trouble for a few days.

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#1 posted 03-28-2019 01:06 AM

Gorgeous box. I do like the legs, but maybe it competes with the very amazing dragonfly. I have used the TT finish before and liked the result.

-- AJ

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#2 posted 03-28-2019 04:14 AM

Beautiful box, the dragon fly is extra special.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 03-28-2019 12:55 PM

I think the feet gives it a very special look. Whole thing looks great.


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#4 posted 03-28-2019 01:05 PM

That dragonfly is awesome. And I like what you did with the legs. A great looking piece all around.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 03-28-2019 02:33 PM

Great box design and build. I think the feet give it that extra charm that many of us want but often don’t get.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 03-28-2019 05:13 PM

The feet were the first thing I noticed (and liked)!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 03-28-2019 08:18 PM

The legs are elevating the box to a new level. Yes, pun is intended ;)
And yes, the dragonfly is helping too!

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

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#8 posted 03-28-2019 08:27 PM

The dragonfly is really a great design and well done.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#9 posted 03-28-2019 08:55 PM

I like the legs at the risk of them making the box look a little Arachnoid. Nice detail though, sure isn’t like all the other boxes. That Dragonfly is slick. Nice box.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 03-29-2019 06:25 PM

Thx for all the kind comments and the Top 3. Based on the comments I guess the legs will stay!

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#11 posted 03-30-2019 12:41 PM

Besides excellent design with choice of wood… I like that bugg detail on top!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 03-30-2019 01:03 PM

Lovely job.
Is the dragonfly just done with various size drill bits?

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#13 posted 03-31-2019 06:49 AM

Very nice box and great craftmanship!
The legs should stay, they – together with the rest of the design – just really make the box something special and out of the ordenary.

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin

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#14 posted 04-01-2019 12:43 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 04-13-2019 06:01 AM

beautiful work on this box!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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