Revolving Box, Cedar and Quilted Maple

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Project by franco88 posted 06-07-2013 03:14 PM 1375 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is a revolving jewelry or other small treasure container. The response to it have been good so I would like to share it here at LumberJocks. Hope this works. (This is an edit to apologize for the shaky quality of the video, but I’m really glad that the video posted!)

I noticed that my sweetie had a sort of misshapen cake platter which she used as a jewelry platform and thought it could be replaced with a nifty wooden box with lids and a lazy susan aspect….little did I know that her daughter, an artist with a degree in art, made the ceramic platter and replacing it was never a possibility. Anyway, my sweetie loved the box and gives it prominent display on her coffee table (much to my delight and kindof embarrassment too). Most folks don’t recognize the failed aspect – that it was intended to be used as a jewelry container. Right now it continues to be a topic for conversation with friends who come to visit.

-- frank

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#1 posted 06-07-2013 03:21 PM

It’s nice design and done very well.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 06-07-2013 03:26 PM

Thanks Charles. As I tell my friends and clients, “ah shucks” ......

-- frank

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#3 posted 06-07-2013 04:28 PM

This is really cool. When I first saw this I thought the lids came off, but now I see that they’re actually hinged and I think that’s a great design element. Good choice in wood too.

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#4 posted 06-07-2013 04:37 PM

Absolutely OUTSTANDING box. I like everything about it.

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

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#5 posted 06-08-2013 08:26 AM

Wow it’s wonderful and the design is very interesting.

I’m not sure if you lined the interior with fabric, but you could always use it for nuts, almonds, and other dried treats to give it a new use. Or have something tough and heavy fall from the sky over that ceramic platter ;)

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#6 posted 06-08-2013 11:54 AM

Do the lids for each section open automatically as you rotate it? How did you do that? Very beautiful box!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, [email protected] Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#7 posted 06-08-2013 01:28 PM

To answer Sodabowski – the nut idea is a good one but the compartments would need a different lining. Now, the lining is velvet. Maybe I could make plastic or wooden liner trays. Anyway that’s sweetie’s job to figure out the use….

To explain the lids opening—each lid has a cam on the back edge(underneath) and there is a polyethylene ball-like wheel mounted on the center post directly under the arrow shape on the “topknob”. The arrowhead shape indicates which lid will open—- see?!! How easy is that! That was the basic idea to begin. Turned out to be a little harder to do than to think up….. That’s how I keep learning. How about you?

-- frank

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#8 posted 06-11-2013 01:41 PM

Wow! Absolutely beautiful box! Very well designed, unique and interesting. Love the wood colors and the finish is wonderful. Superb work on it.

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#9 posted 06-11-2013 02:43 PM

Thanks fellas, for all the encouraging comments. I always want to laughingly say “don’t try this at home, I’m a professional” —- but I DO want guys to try stuff. That’s how you learn—mainly by doing. (I think it’s the 80/20 rule that applies here).

Anyway thanks!

-- frank

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