Textured Plywood Box

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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 01-31-2014 10:29 PM 6431 views 18 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have found the great projects on the Lumberjocks website and the helpfulness of all the members a great inspiration and motivation to get back into the workshop. Recently I started a series of painted and textured wooden objects. This box is a result of my experimentation with textured wood objects. I thought the plywood visually enhanced the texture. By constructing the box out of stacked plywood rings (made on the scroll saw) I avoided potential problems when cutting the texture near the corners. I originally make the cover without the texture, but I think the textured top is a better choice for this box. The box is approximately 6” x 6” x 6”.
Thanks for looking.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#1 posted 01-31-2014 10:41 PM

Wow! Outstanding not just because they stand out!

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#2 posted 01-31-2014 11:01 PM

Cool; looks real good.

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#3 posted 02-01-2014 12:41 AM

what a unique project..very cool

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#4 posted 02-01-2014 12:56 AM

That is impressive. Did you finish it with anything? Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 02-01-2014 01:13 AM

That’s amazing. Nice work!

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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#6 posted 02-01-2014 01:33 AM

That looks really nice and is a Great idea…It is amazing what can be accomplished with plywood.

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#7 posted 02-01-2014 01:52 AM

Wow, that looks amazing, great work

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#8 posted 02-01-2014 02:01 AM

Fantastic work.

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#9 posted 02-01-2014 03:53 AM

That’s a pretty cool idea!

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#10 posted 02-01-2014 06:24 AM

I really like this box.

In one way it looks very industrial, a lot like the skid plate aluminum used in cargo elevators and in another it looks Jewell like ….!

If I understand the process, each side was a stacked plywood ring or each pyramid was a stacked ring?

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#11 posted 02-01-2014 02:02 PM

I start with a square piece of plywood (6” x 6” x 3/4”), cut the center section out using a scroll saw resulting in a ‘square ring’. I repeat this process several times and then glue the rings in a stack (see 4th picture). Clean up the inside and outside using a sander, then cut the texture using a router. Hope the description is clear.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#12 posted 02-01-2014 03:05 PM

Unique piece of work – very nicely done.

-- Just another day in paradise.

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#13 posted 02-01-2014 03:36 PM

An interesting exploration of shape and texture. Keep it up, Roger.

This has got me thinking. I wonder how hard it might be to alternate the lamination stripes from horizontal to vertical between ‘studs’.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#14 posted 02-01-2014 06:14 PM

I want one too!!! Absolutely beautiful!

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#15 posted 02-01-2014 07:31 PM

You’re walking perilously close to the line between woodworking and art with this piece. What’s worse, you’re exposing unsuspecting neanderthals like me to this perilous line with these high def images of explorations of texture, space, and light.



-- Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

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