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Project by SteveAltman posted 02-20-2020 08:13 PM 830 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box in 2009. The woods used are wenge, English brown oak and ebony. The idea was to build a box in which no two pieces of wood in it are the same size and shape. It’s called Twist.





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#1 posted 02-20-2020 08:26 PM

cool design,beautiful wood combo.

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

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#2 posted 02-20-2020 09:32 PM

Ive seen this box all over pinterest-land. No wonder, since it was built in 2009, AND it is very cool design-wise. I have puzzled over it a number of times trying to solve how you built it.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#3 posted 02-21-2020 12:00 AM

Very nice – extreme planning

-- 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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#4 posted 02-21-2020 05:18 AM



Ive seen this box all over pinterest-land. No wonder, since it was built in 2009, AND it is very cool design-wise. I have puzzled over it a number of times trying to solve how you built it.

- wildwoodbybrianjohns

It’s hard to remember but I think it’s a wenge box with splined miter joints – just not 90⁰. The oak legs probably have small floating mortise and tenon joints. The lid is essentially a wenge frame with mortise and tenon joints. I do definitely remember that the two oak pieces under the handle are ply panels made with bandsawn veneer of different thicknesses that hide the fact that they’re not solid lumber (didn’t feel like dealing with movement there). The ebony is in a groove all the way around. Handle is obvious.

As Dick astutely commented, just a lot of drawing and planning.

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#5 posted 02-21-2020 11:34 AM

Strve, that is cool!

-- Petey

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#6 posted 02-21-2020 08:21 PM

Cool play on angles and proportions.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#7 posted 02-21-2020 08:31 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. I appreciate them.

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