Octag Star box

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Project by ellgee posted 02-27-2022 01:49 AM 534 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by the pattern in pic 4.

Originally had in mind to go dark for the middle star, and lighter each layer out,
But (long story follows)
the palest wood was in short supply
due to being a piece of rubbish—a tree cut down at the
golf club, that I thought would come up nice,
but nooo: after drying on the floor for 2 years I cut it
and found the sapwood was a moldy medium brown, and heart
was pale pink with streaks of brown and yellow.
Got out just enough of that pale pink for 8 side pieces and
8 center rhombs. You can see one streak on the underside of the lid.

The next-darker woods are Chilean myrtle (offcut $8 from a cabinetmaker), swamp mahogany (freebie many years ago), and redgum from an old fencepost.

Is about 16cm across.
And yippee, I remembered for a change to do a WIP pic.

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#1 posted 02-27-2022 02:13 AM

Gorgeous box and great work~
I love seeing unusual boxes.
Thanks for sharing!!!

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#2 posted 02-27-2022 02:16 AM

Looks very nice, and a great pattern. Well done.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#3 posted 02-27-2022 03:24 AM

Looks great exactly as it is.


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#4 posted 02-27-2022 02:59 PM

Wonderfully done. Nice work.

-- Ron

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#5 posted 02-27-2022 04:11 PM

Nice work. Very nicely executed.

-- - I've cut this board 3 times and it's still too short -Joe

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