Pagoda Box

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Project by ShannonRogers posted 01-28-2008 05:54 AM 3043 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This small box is modeled after a WOOD Magazine article. The top is Bubinga with a Wenge handle and the box is Quilted Maple. Finish is 3 coats of aerosol lacquer sanded with 320 in between.

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#1 posted 01-28-2008 05:57 AM

Nice box. I like the handle.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-28-2008 06:32 AM

great posting. terrific box.very well done

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#3 posted 01-28-2008 06:42 AM

Interesting. Can you do a pic from a lower side angle?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#4 posted 01-28-2008 06:59 AM

You have created a little treasure here – good job.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 01-28-2008 11:49 AM

Very nice asian influenced box.

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#6 posted 01-28-2008 02:17 PM

that is SWEET

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#7 posted 01-28-2008 02:27 PM

This is a nice box. The contrasting woods do justice to the piece.

Thanks for sharing.

How did you finish it out?

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#8 posted 01-28-2008 03:35 PM

Excellent work! How did you create the shape of the lid? Sanding?

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

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#9 posted 01-28-2008 05:20 PM

Sweet. More info please.

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#10 posted 01-28-2008 07:45 PM

This is finished very simply with 3 coats of aerosol Watco gloss lacquer. I sanded with 320 grit in between coats. The top is a pretty cool process that I cannot take credit for and is highlighted on the WOOD website with a cool video here:

It could be done with a spokeshave as well or chisels, but this way is much cooler.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at

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#11 posted 01-29-2008 05:41 AM

Nice lines, original design. I like, no, love it!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#12 posted 02-27-2008 05:13 AM

Very nice, I have that issue of WOOD magazine and I thought about makeing it. I should, yours turned out very nicely. I want to make the asian styled desk clock. It’s made of, I belive, lacewood, wenge, and maple. It will be cool. I just have to save money to by the wood. :)

-- Tyler, Illinois

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