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Project by BobWemm posted 01-28-2021 03:18 AM 505 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw one of these on Facebook so thought I would have a go.
The box is black walnut and the base and finial are Figured Mulga, (wattle)
I made the base first and then while turning the finial I broke about 1 inch off the tip. Crying.
It looks a bit stubby but it was the last of the piece so had to use it.
The box is where I keep all my money, LOL.
It’s 6 inches square and stands 7.5 inches tall. Sanded to 400 and sprayed with clear gloss varnish.

Thanks for looking and I hope you like it.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 01-28-2021 03:24 AM

Beautiful work Bob! Sorry to here about the tip breaking off.
I have plenty of tissues here if you need some! LOL!

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

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#2 posted 01-28-2021 03:46 AM

man that is just cool looking,i dont think the tip breaking even matters,it looks fantastic as is.incredible work bob.

-- 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 01-28-2021 05:51 AM

That box is too big for your money Bob. LOL. There’s something special about this box Bob but I can’t put my finger on it. I really like the winged center.

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

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#4 posted 01-28-2021 07:02 AM

Interesting box. Now you need to keep it in a safe, since you told all the Hooligans’ out there your cash is stashed in it.. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 01-28-2021 01:13 PM

Already said but the wings are an eye catcher for sure

-- 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 01-28-2021 03:31 PM

Very interesting design. I like it.

If you ever do it again, consider putting a glass or plexiglass cylinder between the top and bottom of box about 4 inches tall. Would make a good display thingy.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#7 posted 01-28-2021 04:26 PM



Already said but the wings are an eye catcher for sure

- recycle1943


The wings may be an eye catcher, but that spire is a skull piercer 8^)
Looks like a fine art mantle piece, may you treasures be kept forever safe!

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#8 posted 01-28-2021 05:15 PM

Wonderful piece.
For what its worth it doesn’t appear too stubby to my eyes.
I would consider the mishap as part of the build process and design.
Keep turning!

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#9 posted 01-28-2021 08:21 PM

Wow, Bob…you have outdone yourself. That is a gorgeous piece..I would call it exquisite!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

ps..You have inspired me to try an emerging bowl!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 01-29-2021 02:37 AM

Beautiful work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#11 posted 01-30-2021 03:52 AM

Beautiful. I am going to have to study this one to figure out how it’s done. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#12 posted 02-01-2021 04:34 AM

Very cool. Like the look

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#13 posted 02-18-2021 11:36 AM

Thank you all for the feedback.
It is much appreciated.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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