Finished ribbon box

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Project by Crooks posted 11-05-2019 04:40 PM 1509 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to try a ribbon box, so I grabbed some scrap poplar and pine and gave it a try. The ribbon was cut using a scroll saw. For my first attempts I always use cheap wood. The box is a simple butt joint, nothing fancy. Fun project. Plan on making more in the future for sure. Finished with a Danish oil and poly for contrast.

-- Crookswoodenworks

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#1 posted 11-05-2019 04:52 PM

That’s really nice looking. I might have to give one of those a try, if I ever get a chance.

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#2 posted 11-05-2019 05:07 PM

It turned out great!
Well done and the little poplar feet really bring it all together.
Cool box.

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#3 posted 11-05-2019 05:31 PM

Such a wonderful box for a gift, no wrapping required. I just recently saw one of these being done on a you tube video. Looks like a fun scroller project. Yours look very nice.

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#4 posted 11-05-2019 06:26 PM

Great project to play around with and nicely done!!!

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#5 posted 11-05-2019 06:31 PM

a very nice bow box GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#6 posted 11-05-2019 07:05 PM

Thanks everyone. I will use better woods and more techniques on my next box like this.

-- Crookswoodenworks

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#7 posted 11-05-2019 11:15 PM

I like the way that Danish Oil finish looks on the poplar. Just out of curiosity, did the poplar have any black/green stain in it or was it pretty white to start?

I’m curious how well Danish Oil can cover up darker poplar colors.



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#8 posted 11-06-2019 12:25 AM

Beautiful box! Nice work!

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

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#9 posted 11-06-2019 01:04 AM

Danish oil was applied to the body of the box and poplar was glued on top. No green or black in this batch of popular. Polyurethane was applied to all leaving the poplar white and pine dark walnut.

-- Crookswoodenworks

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#10 posted 11-06-2019 05:10 AM

Speaking of Poplar I found out on one of my projects that the GREEN wood will turn brown in about a year using danish oil.
Just some thing to keep in mind.

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#11 posted 11-07-2019 02:35 PM

Magnificant ribons….contrast is outstanding!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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