Trapezoid N Rectangles

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Project by BertFlores58 posted 04-21-2013 11:22 PM 1963 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Random colors of trapezoid (45 degree) and rectangle combined together to form a board like this…

.... not contented I continue with the sides…

note that the first row nearest the miter top joint is bigger… The purpose is to have an extra waste materials for me to cut it using router (1/8 bit). This will eliminate the lipping step.

A wooden hinge is used and a carved front knob using dremel. The easier part is the longitudinal post that make it easy for the router to make the bevel for the miter joint. The brittleness of the wood made some tearouts.

Size is big.. Outside dimension: 8-1/2 square x 3 inches depth.
The inside trays is on the plan depending on who will be using this.

Thanks for viewing and hope you enjoy the nature wonders of wood colors. I dont have any idea on the real names of the wood as they were from recycled wood. These are my leftovers and offcuts Here we have:
Black – Ebony (Kamagong)
Dark Brown – Balitadtad (Philippine wood)
White – Unknown from crate
Dirty white – unknown
RED – Nice wood came from the old house.
GREEN – Probably a european wood because the crate came from Europe
Light Brown— NARRA
NOTE: The all caps above are hard to find ciolors.

Till next time.
Have a nice day.

-- Bert

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-21-2013 11:59 PM

Really excellent job

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 04-22-2013 12:07 AM

Thanks Monte.
Oh… If someone would be asking those on the background on Photo 5 and 6… The cylinders were just finished at the same time… One of them is also posted as project.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 04-22-2013 12:27 AM

Nice box Bert, very nice job on the hinge.
I love the colors you find in the scrap heap. You are a great recycler.

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

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#4 posted 04-22-2013 12:39 AM

Nice medley of woods Bert .
Great imagination putting this all together into a very nice and unique box .
You could call it the world box according of the origin of the woods you listed .

-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 04-22-2013 01:02 AM

Excellent use of scraps and you selection and placement add to the overall look. I also like the hinges.

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

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#6 posted 04-22-2013 01:33 AM

You have an eye for balance and color!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 04-22-2013 04:48 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 04-22-2013 05:25 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 04-22-2013 08:45 AM

Great box Bert.
My head hurts trying to figure out your creations :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#10 posted 04-22-2013 10:12 AM

You are kind of like an alchemist Bert, but instead of turning lead to gold you are turning scrap wood to treasure. Great box with interesting colors and patterns.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 04-22-2013 11:33 AM

Very beautiful, Bert! I love the colors and the construction is remarkable! Another awesome project!


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

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#12 posted 04-22-2013 06:13 PM

Thanks to all.

-- Bert

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#13 posted 04-23-2013 12:14 AM

Nice Job Bert!
You are having way too much Fun my Friend… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#14 posted 04-23-2013 01:08 AM

Thanks Mike (NH),
I know how skillful you too in making those hinges. I owe some of my techniques from you. Hope you too are having fun.

-- Bert

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