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Project by KnickKnack posted 06-26-2019 04:45 PM 1197 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another one that “popped” into my head.
I wanted the “thin strip” idea from my last (posted) project to seamlessly change as it passed from one colour of wood into another. Within the context of a box, this required very thin (sharp even) join between the removable top and the sides.
This is what I came up with.
Cuts were made with a Ryoba saw with a 0.45mm kerf, veneer inserted, sawn off, sand down, repeat at right angles. I had tens of different drawings with all kinds of exotic sweeping lines reminiscent of what we did in the old days with spirograph, albeit with straight lines – perhaps I’ll try that in the future. But I ended up going something something clean and, I hoped, elegant. I was originally going to put beech veneer in the mahogany top, but a test sample showed not enough contrast, so I switched to something else (unknown, ash-like).
The box itself is a wrap-around beech box, with vertical hidden splines keeping it together – i was looking for something with little, if any, grain pattern. The feet were not the original idea – I’m still not sure that I quite nailed those. The bottom of the box is lined with cork.

Beech, mahogany, unknown veneer.
270mm x 135mm x 85mm high. Linseed Oil finish.

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





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Hazem

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#1 posted 06-26-2019 05:04 PM

Wow. Great design.

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#2 posted 06-26-2019 05:21 PM

cool design,looks like a tedious job with all those thin strips but gave a nice look.great job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 06-26-2019 07:57 PM

Quite interesting those thin stripes.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 06-26-2019 08:23 PM

Lotta WOW there. Nice job.

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#5 posted 06-26-2019 08:26 PM

precision, precision, precision and a lot of serious measurments – well done

-- 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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#6 posted 06-26-2019 08:30 PM

Man I really like this. Would you mind if I tryed it on my next project?

Great idea, thanks for posting this!

-- Petey

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#7 posted 06-26-2019 11:02 PM

Nice design and good looking box! Must of been a bit stressful working with those think strips.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 06-26-2019 11:15 PM

Nice design. I might’ve chamfered the feet or something, but I think they’re the toughest part of the design. Nice work!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 06-27-2019 12:03 PM

I might’ve chamfered the feet or something
- Peteybadboy

Of course – be my guest – take it to the next level.

Nice design. I might’ve chamfered the feet or something, but I think they’re the toughest part of the design. Nice work!
- Dave Polaschek

I did consider that, but everything else was so sharp and right-angled, so I thought (decided, even), that it wouldn’t look right. If I had it to do again, I’d have done something else – they just don’t seem quite right to me – too “blocky”, ugly even.

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

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#10 posted 06-27-2019 09:44 PM

Great design, I understand that you might have reservations on how the feet look but as for me I think they are very cool and fit the design perfectly. Would another style of base work, yes and you might find one that you like better but as for me I like them because they are different and that was what caught my eye when looking at this beautiful little box. Just my humble opinion.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#11 posted 06-28-2019 03:44 AM

Very COOL design & execution!

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