Japanesa with nice legs

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Project by wildwoodbybrianjohns posted 09-28-2020 07:58 AM 1470 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another Japanese design-inspired creation. This one made from American Walnut and Satinwood(Sri Lanka).

It is very rare for the Japanese box masters to incorporate legs of any type in their designs. The legs on this box are tenoned into the base at 30º.

Dimensions: 20cm X 10cm X 10cm.
Stopped router details on the top.
Waterfall effect grain matching.
Sterling silver inlays.
Finish: Linseed oil X 2; beeswax buff.

Thanks for viewing.

And have a great day!

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#1 posted 09-28-2020 09:22 AM

That is so cool! Great design and execution.

-- Petey

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#2 posted 09-28-2020 09:54 AM

overall design is excellent, not sure how you got the walnut grain to pop out like that but it worked. Also, the legs are nothing less than outstanding

-- 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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#3 posted 09-28-2020 11:26 AM

Awesome design, well done!!

-- RKWoods

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#4 posted 09-28-2020 11:27 AM

Awesome design, well done!!

-- RKWoods

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Dave Polaschek

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#5 posted 09-28-2020 12:42 PM

That’s a sharp-looking box, Brian! It feels like the legs are a little oversized for the box to me, but that may just be a matter of taste.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 09-28-2020 12:51 PM

Very nice Brian. I like the beauty of the Satinwood with the petite handle. What I’m missing is one pic shows 4 sides satinwood and another pic shows walnut. Is that a cover that slips over the inside?

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

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#7 posted 09-28-2020 01:05 PM

That is very interesting. Not what it first appears to be. Keep up the good work!

-- there's someone in my head but it's not me...

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#8 posted 09-28-2020 02:24 PM

a very kewl design on this box at first i thought it was 2 of them cleaver GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#9 posted 09-28-2020 03:09 PM

Nice work Brian.
I really like the legs and the arched pull on the jewelry tray.
Great job on the waterfall grain match.

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#10 posted 09-28-2020 03:58 PM

At first all I could think of was an old radio with the heat vents on top 8^)

I had to do a double take and flip between pictures 4/5 thinking WTF?
That is cool! The full skirt cover is a great idea, makes one really want to explore the piece and I’m still fixated on the silver inlay.

What is next? Russian nesting boxes 8^)

You are building up quite an army of transformer boxes, better place a web cam nearby to see what they are doing at night!

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#11 posted 09-28-2020 04:39 PM

very creative and well executed brian.

-- 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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#12 posted 09-28-2020 06:55 PM

Gracious thank-yous to:


Dick. Just oil and wax, but I always use 0000steelwool for final smoothing before finishing.

Randy. X 2.

Dave P.

DaveDD. Yes, this is the common style for japanese boxes. It is like the outer work of art conceals the inner work of art.



Jon W.

Splinty. I knew someone was going to make a comment about radios of old.


-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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James E McIntyre

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#13 posted 09-28-2020 08:34 PM

The craftsmanship is outstanding.
The style and the choice of wood make a great contrast.
The legs fit the overall Japanese theme.

-- James E McIntyre

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#14 posted 09-29-2020 12:23 AM

Very nice looking. Wonderful craftsmanship

-- Eric, building the dream

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#15 posted 09-29-2020 04:39 AM

I knew someone was going to make a comment about radios of old.

- wildwoodbybrianjohns

Well you did have the heat vents on top, and if those aren’t radio knobs on the front, well they are knobs right. Ohh ok, little tiny knobs.

Cool, very different box Brian. That Satinwood is a party all by itself. Yeah, the legs too…. ;-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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