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Oak and Pao Rosa keepsake box

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Project by wildwoodbybrianjohns posted 10-19-2019 10:04 AM 554 views 1 time favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another oak and pao rosa combo, keepsake box.
Dimensions: 34cmL X 10cm W.
The 2 small side lids are held in place with 5×2mm R.E. magnets.
Lined with padded silk velvet.
Spray laquer finish.

The back side does not have the pyramid details.

This was the first time using rattle can laquer, and I can honestly say, I hate it; and likely will not use it again.

Enjoy!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 10-19-2019 10:37 AM

beautiful imagination and execution, however I’m not too fond of the ‘handle’. in my eye it takes away from the overall image of one stunning box

-- 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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#2 posted 10-19-2019 11:27 AM

Wow your design is off the charts!

-- Petey

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hairy

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#3 posted 10-19-2019 12:33 PM

You’ve been busy. Keep up the good work!

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 10-19-2019 12:56 PM

This box has a few bells and whistles, it gives it a lot of character. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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MrWolfe

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#5 posted 10-19-2019 01:00 PM

Another great innovative design. Cool features and the magnets are clever. I like the pyramids.
Thanks for sharing.
Jon

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#6 posted 10-19-2019 01:46 PM

Very ornate and detailed! Plenty of eye candy everywhere.
You really love to sand don’t you 8^)

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#7 posted 10-19-2019 03:17 PM

You really love to sand don t you 8^)

- splintergroup

A necessary evil.

I´ll tell you a secret, one that might make many fine-woodworkers cringe: and that is, I start with 80grit, then go straight to 180grit, then do my finish, whatever that is. I do the really fine sanding as the finish progresses.

Shhh, dont tell anyone:))

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#8 posted 10-19-2019 03:20 PM


beautiful imagination and execution, however I m not too fond of the handle . in my eye it takes away from the overall image of one stunning box

- recycle1943

But, Dick, notice how perfectly all the angles line-up and are symmetrical!

And ya gotta admit, that little cove detail is wicked cool.

I guess you wont be the one to buy this box, hahaha…........

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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recycle1943

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#9 posted 10-19-2019 04:56 PM


beautiful imagination and execution, however I m not too fond of the handle . in my eye it takes away from the overall image of one stunning box

- recycle1943

But, Dick, notice how perfectly all the angles line-up and are symmetrical!

And ya gotta admit, that little cove detail is wicked cool.

I guess you wont be the one to buy this box, hahaha…........
- wildwoodbybrianjohns

OK Brian – I did notice quite a lot but did I say anywhere in the text that I didn’t like ? Overall (as usual) it’s definitely off the charts ‹(•¿•)›

-- 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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#10 posted 10-19-2019 05:53 PM

Very creative. Congrats on your DT3

Can you explain how you make your pyramids? I take long stock and cut my 45º angles and then cut a pin to attach it to whatever. I always wish I had 2 table saws so I wouldn’t have to switch from 45º to 90º for the pins. It always seems so tedious, I’m sure you have a smarter way to accomplish this.

-- John D, OP, KS

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#11 posted 10-19-2019 07:38 PM

Can you explain how you make your pyramids?

- awsum55

Sure.
But i dont know about “smarter.”
I layout for and cut all of the pins first, using a crosscut sled and an ftg blade. Then I cut 45ºs for a pyramid on the mitre saw, on both ends of the stock piece. Chop them off on the mitre saw, using a zero-clearance fence/table combo, repeat. I clamp a little box (special for this purpose) to the right of the blade on mitre saw to catch the off-cut as it goes flying- usually!

If Im doing, say, a 1cm pyramid, I cut alot extra, then have them stockpiled.

So yeah, I wouldnt call that smarter, just “done.”

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#12 posted 10-19-2019 07:43 PM

OK Brian – I did notice quite a lot but did I say anywhere in the text that I didn t like ? Overall (as usual) it s definitely off the charts ‹(•¿•)›

- recycle1943

I was totally joking, Dick. It might take folks around here awhile to get in tune with my sense of humor!

So, does that mean you want to buy it? I give you good price, because you were the first to welcome me to LJs.

Thats me, joking.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#13 posted 10-20-2019 02:32 AM

wow thats a wild design,very creative.

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

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#14 posted 10-20-2019 06:00 AM

Incredible, unique design….choice of colourfull wood…details…I like everything about this box!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 10-20-2019 08:01 AM

That’s stunning…nice work!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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