Bombe Box

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Project by Kerry posted 05-04-2008 02:26 AM 3019 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box I made for my sister a couple of years ago. Red oak and walnut. I started the curve on the side boards with the table saw, then finished up by handplane. Finish is waterbased poly. I can’t for the life of me remember whether I put BLO on first.

Thanks for having a look,

-- Alberta, Canada

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#1 posted 05-04-2008 03:20 AM

Very nice box Kerry. I like the curved sides, adn the contrasting colors of the two types of wood.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#2 posted 05-04-2008 03:22 AM

A great box. Nice design

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 05-04-2008 03:58 AM

That is a gorgeous box. I love the shape.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 05-04-2008 04:01 AM

Beautiful. The shape really makes it special.

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

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#5 posted 05-04-2008 04:12 AM

So tell us how you shaped the sides. It’s a good looking box and I, for one, would like to know how you did it.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#6 posted 05-04-2008 05:01 AM


This is a gorgeous box. You executed a nice design in building this one.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 05-04-2008 05:01 AM

Very well done.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#8 posted 05-04-2008 05:38 AM

beautiful box ! what is “BLO” please ?

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

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#9 posted 05-04-2008 06:24 AM

Great looking box – good design, great finish.

Dusty65 – BLO is Boiled Linseed Oil – a very popular and efficient finish.

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

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#10 posted 05-04-2008 08:33 AM

Very cool looking box.
I know what a pain it is to get all the sides coming out exactly where you want them to.

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

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#11 posted 05-04-2008 09:34 AM

yes, nice box, the curved sides add an interesting difference, well done.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#12 posted 05-04-2008 10:16 AM

Intersting design and great choice of wood.

-- --Chuck

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#13 posted 05-04-2008 02:59 PM

as has been said above. I like it. When something makes you take a second look you know you did something really right, or really wrong…LOL. You did good.

-- JJohn

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#14 posted 05-04-2008 06:02 PM

Thanks guys.

Lee – I joined the sides together 1st, then tilted my tablesaw blade a few degrees, set the fence and ran the long sides through, turned it upside down and ran them through again. I then removed the fence and used my mitre guage to cut the short sides. Afterwards I clamped it in my bench vice and finished shaping the sides with a #4 1/2 (the only plane I had at the time :-).

For those who mentioned the choice of wood – I REALLY like the look of walnut with red oak. To me they just look like they were meant for each other.

Thanks for the nice comments.

-- Alberta, Canada

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#15 posted 05-06-2008 05:57 AM

Very nice job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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