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Project by Robw posted 04-15-2011 07:59 PM 2584 views 18 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was walking thru the living room the other day and the sun was shining on this box, thought it looked cool so I shot some pictures. I saw a box like this in a shop a number of years ago and took a picture of it with my phone and built my version. It is birds eye and figured maple with steam bent sides. I used several coats of different dyes sanding most off to bring out the figure. Nothing like a little sunshine to make the figure pop.

Rob





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blackcherry

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#1 posted 04-15-2011 08:24 PM

Spectacular color and design, a wonderful box…thanks for showing…BC

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#2 posted 04-15-2011 08:25 PM

Beautiful little box. You really made that maple pop.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#3 posted 04-15-2011 08:47 PM

Unusual design with some spectacular wood!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 04-15-2011 08:56 PM

Really nice deign. I was wondering if 2 hinges are necessary or would 1 do the same job?

-- Chuck

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 04-15-2011 08:57 PM

A beauty to behold. Nice wood, skillfully constructed.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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Robw

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#6 posted 04-15-2011 09:05 PM

Chuck, I’m sure that one long hinge would work fine, but I think I already had the set I used. Thanks for looking.

Rob

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870pilot

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#7 posted 04-15-2011 09:35 PM

handsome and unique to the boxmakers here, i’d like to give the steam beanding thing a try someday.

-- Olivia's Papa, Newbie Woodworker, Old Tool Fan

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branch

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#8 posted 04-15-2011 10:01 PM

hi that is one fantastic box the grain just seams to jump out at you
you did a very nice job with this one i love it

branch

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#9 posted 04-15-2011 10:33 PM

beautyfull box
well done both in choosing wood and the building it

thankĀ“s for sharing
Dennis

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RogerBean

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#10 posted 04-15-2011 10:38 PM

Nice wood. Nice shape. Nice work. An unusual, and very attractive box.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#11 posted 04-15-2011 10:40 PM

The wood so beautiful. I keep trying to get mine to come out like that. Anyway you could let us know what dies you used?

Thanks
Terry

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Jack Barnhill

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#12 posted 04-15-2011 10:50 PM

Cool box. I like the shape and the color. Great overall effect.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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#13 posted 04-15-2011 11:23 PM

saweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet looken box, what did you use for a top coat?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#14 posted 04-15-2011 11:23 PM

Nicely executed

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#15 posted 04-15-2011 11:45 PM

Wonderful piece…going into my favorites : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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