Outside the box of ideas and woodcraft

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Project by jjw5858 posted 01-25-2012 02:41 AM 4744 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey friends as always hope all is well out there in the land of the wood hounds. This project was pretty much as the title states..really outside the box of ideas and woodcraft, at least for me…lol.

I wanted to step outside a comfortable format that my creativity and knowledge usually leads me in and come up with something more risky in vision and more clever in its function.

Another wonderful xmas gift I was lucky to recieve from my awesome girlfriend Jenn were these set of mini Japanese hollows and rounds. They are really fun to use but make no mistake a real discipline to get going with…lol

So I thought…ok…..maybe a cool Japanese styled box to keep them in?....Well I really just went for what in my mind might give the flavor of something like that to house these fine planes in….and here it is.

As I went I really enjoyed the lines….very different for my work and just as I wanted….so I continued to roll the dice and went with the energy of the piece as I let it all unfold.

I tried for the very first time oak dowel inlays, and also carved my JJW name plate underneath my lid (alla graffit comic art style) to keep the pace of the project more current and a little edgy.

The small oak side handles pull out and tenon in!....An idea I had to hold the lid nice and snug, and a fun trick to just pull out the oak handle sides…and lift it off!

Works really nice and snug and the box carries well with the handles tenoned in place….for on the go emergency Japanese hollow and round work ….lmao…...hey….ya just never know folks!

Added a pine inlay dish to hold the irons and plane wedges….and threw in a turned oak handle with attachable phillips head screw driver….and why?.....Hell I dont know…thought it looked cool and held the planes in place better….lmao.

Very good learning on this and I was glad to open my horizons to something different.

Materials were all pine and oak, and some danish oil for a finisher.

I hope someone may enjoy this and inspire your version of working outside the box of ideas and woodcraft, thanks for checking in gang and take care!


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#1 posted 01-25-2012 02:48 AM

That is a brilliant design and excellent woodworking. It amazes me what you come up with. This is a great piece.

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#2 posted 01-25-2012 02:52 AM

magnificent !! inerds, and outerds

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 01-25-2012 03:00 AM

Very creative and well thought out. What a great design.

Wonderful job

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#4 posted 01-25-2012 03:24 AM

Outstanding box Joe very well done.

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#5 posted 01-25-2012 08:49 AM

You did a good job of making Pine look presentable! Nice project.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#6 posted 01-25-2012 03:01 PM

Im liking this! Very cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 01-27-2012 06:10 AM

Nicely designed box!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 01-29-2012 06:57 PM

I like your creativity Joe. Glad you are out of the box. Looking forward to more your work. RH

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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