Curved Lid Box

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Project by Torr posted 10-15-2011 06:52 PM 4744 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch


This is a curved-lid box made from padauk. Ends are milk-painted poplar. Finish was several coats of gloss lacquer.

This was based on plans from Woodsmith. You can get a free copy here:



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#1 posted 10-15-2011 07:08 PM

Very nice box and thank you for the plan link. You chose a very nice wood to accent with the painted ends.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 10-15-2011 07:22 PM

That is a very nice box. I like the contrast between the finished wood and the painted ends.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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Ian Hawthorne

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#3 posted 10-15-2011 08:33 PM

Great looking box – nice and clean.

-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

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#4 posted 10-15-2011 10:26 PM

One word: Elegant.

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

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#5 posted 10-16-2011 01:37 AM

Very nice. Thanks for posting the plans.

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#6 posted 10-16-2011 03:26 AM

Simple yet elegant. Might have to make one as I have some Blue Oak with some great grain that would look great.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 10-16-2011 04:29 AM

Working on one of these myself….hope mine turns out as nice as yours.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#8 posted 10-16-2011 06:12 AM

Great box, like the colors.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 10-16-2011 07:13 AM

A box that is straight forward clean and elegant with no fancy smancy…............

-- mike...............

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#10 posted 10-16-2011 07:14 AM

Real nice…May have to make one for Christmas gift.

-- Wayne, Ottawa, Ont

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#11 posted 10-16-2011 03:26 PM

Very nice
It has all the elements required for good box.
Clean style .color. craftsmanship ,good finish and elegance .


-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 10-16-2011 11:18 PM

hey ive seen that episode im new here and trying to get some buddys on my profile add me if you dont mind…still not sure how this whole thing works

-- - homer

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#13 posted 10-16-2011 11:28 PM

Excellent work. I really like the clean style.

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop,

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#14 posted 10-17-2011 02:52 AM

Thanks for the nice comments. I appreciate the feedback.

For those building it or considering it, the only tricky part was the angled cut on the end pieces that blends in to the cove. You really have to sneak up on it as if you cut too wide, you leave a step that is very obvious and tough to sand / scrape / plane out as you run right into the the cove. If cut too narrow, you end up with a step the other way (DAMHIK).


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