Japanese Influanced Door Bell Holder

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Project by John_G posted 05-11-2012 01:14 PM 2080 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made from scraps of whiteoak and walnut. Those of yo uthat know your G&G will recognize the opening in the middle. It’s a samari sword hand guard also know as a Tsuba, these were very commen on G&G furniture. I cut the first opening in some really thin plywood, then made the tsuba element. Carefully sanding it, rounding over the edges, and glued it in place. The two side pieces are the size and curve of an actual samari sword. The splines on the bottom are Walnut. The top comes off the box and the from slide out of a dado in oder to put a door bell in it. I put two layers of black window screen hot glued behind the Tsuba to try and hide the bell. It works better in real life than in the photo. It was finished with about 5 coats of clear shellac, sanding after the 2nd coat with some 320. Hope you like….

-- John Gray

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#1 posted 05-11-2012 01:47 PM

Really pretty! :)


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

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 02:50 AM

Very nicely done.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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