"Pinch Point"

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Project by Triumph1 posted 12-13-2011 02:06 AM 4027 views 21 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While working on a larger boxes I like to squeeze in smaller boxes whose designs constantly bounce around in my head. “Pinch Point” was one of those. I main idea of the design was to have a lift off lid that was turned and was held in place just by two points. I also wanted the lines to be very clean and blend in to themselves. I made one box with a Figured Asian Satin Wood lid and two with an East Indian Rosewood lid. The bodies are constructed from curly maple with handmade black walnut dowels. The legs are constructed of quartersawn black walnut.

“Pinch Point” is 5.375” x 3.5” x 5.625”. It was finished with three soakings of Danish oil followed by two buffings of BriWax. The lids were buffed out using a Beall Buffing System.

“Pinch Point” has really inspired a series of boxes for me using the main design aspect of a turned, lift off lid. So one design out and at least five new ones bouncing around in my head. Time to make more sawdust!

Just wanted to add that Allen at Milwaukee Woodworks was the provider of the beautiful piece of curly maple. Great guy to work with!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#1 posted 12-13-2011 02:11 AM

Truly amazing.. you are certainly gifted..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 12-13-2011 02:12 AM

I love it Jeff. It makes me think of a rhinoceros beetle but it’s much more handsome.

All kidding aside, sweet!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#3 posted 12-13-2011 02:15 AM

Very beautiful and flowing lines! These truly are works of art.


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 12-13-2011 02:23 AM

Beautiful pieces !
Thanks for the inside view as well : )
Instant favorite !

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

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#5 posted 12-13-2011 02:27 AM

Dang Jeff, those are fantastic.

You have an eye for design. I just love your stuff. What fun.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 12-13-2011 02:27 AM

Beautiful design!

-- shavins

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#7 posted 12-13-2011 02:43 AM

You are very talented.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#8 posted 12-13-2011 03:00 AM

Funny you say that Paul…I have another box I started designing a while ago that used a rhinoceros beetle as the main design element! I find them horribly beautiful.

Thanks everyone for the comments! I can’t wait to work on the different flavors of it and show you…as soon as this flu releases it grip:-(

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#9 posted 12-13-2011 03:14 AM

you certainly do have the artist touch, and designs that delight the eye’s,,,wonderful piece

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 12-13-2011 03:25 AM

Beautiful, Jeff. I admire your imaginative designs.


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#11 posted 12-13-2011 03:41 AM


I could spend days on your website looking at your attention to detail!

-- - Paul, Flower Mound,TX

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#12 posted 12-13-2011 03:42 AM

All of your boxes demonstrate your outstanding creativity and artistic sense and this one is no exception. I really enjoy seeing your work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#13 posted 12-13-2011 04:24 AM

Your sense of proportion is just amazing! Very cool designs.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#14 posted 12-13-2011 04:24 AM

Artistry! Can only wonder at what goes inside your head! Love what you do, it is inspiring.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#15 posted 12-13-2011 04:43 AM

Gorgeous. Nice work.

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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