Bamboozled Again...

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Project by longgone posted 02-28-2014 11:04 PM 2738 views 5 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

11×7x4.5” with alligator leather bottom and sealed with lacquer.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-28-2014 11:13 PM

Actually a very classy looking box

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-28-2014 11:55 PM

The cocobola contrasts nicely with the bamboo Greg!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#3 posted 02-28-2014 11:55 PM

I like this one better than the sculpted one, although they both look good. Your boxes are really nice, are you using some sort of jig to make them all – I’m sure it would speed up the build process – but no help to save time on the sculpting and sanding portion.

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

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#4 posted 03-01-2014 01:03 AM

I too like this one better than the sculpted one (and I know you have a LOT less time and sweat in it). The edging around the top adds a lot to this one. And of course I always love your lifts.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 03-01-2014 01:07 AM

I agree it is way better than the sculpted look ..

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#6 posted 03-01-2014 01:20 AM

I’ve never seen a box made out of bamboo, but yours in a beauty!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 03-01-2014 02:07 AM

Greg, the last image is a bit startling on a large screen. I liked this box a bit better than the sculpted one, though I didn’t expect to. The faux-foot scallop is a very nice touch. That shape, the lift, and the racing stripe keep it from being anything like plain. I think it is rather elegant and understated. Perhaps that is the best we can expect from bamboo. I would be interested to see how it sells along side your other work. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 03-01-2014 03:03 AM

I like the bamboo on this one better, the grain pops more, love the last picture. As always keep up the great work, your boxes are amazing

-- steve, simple and effective

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#9 posted 03-01-2014 03:06 AM

well the last picture of i see nothing , say nothing and know nothing, make a perfect picture for a shop…well done…lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 03-01-2014 03:12 AM

Much appreciated comments everyone. The grain on the flat bamboo definitely looks better when not sculpted. I have noticed that many different color varieties of bamboo are available and some look nicer that this plain type. If it were available locally or affordably online I might try one of the darker varieties.

Monte…thanks…how’s the tool collection coming? What did you do about the bandsaw and router table?

MichaelA..they do contrast nicely together…but the cocobolo far outshines the boo.

Bill…I do not use any jig to do these…they all are freehanded. The only jig I use is the one for cutting the lift recess.

Andy…I can sell this one only took a few hours to make it…far less time than the sculpted ones.

elextrician…I feel guilty if I am not sculpting…sculpting withdrawals???

Dean…that is why I had to make some…so I could see if I liked it or not.

Big Al…that last image is of some relatives from out of town…sorry the startled you. I am glad I added the strip of cocobolo to the ends…just a little bit of contrast but not overdone.

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#11 posted 03-01-2014 05:00 AM

Greg I really like the looks of this box. I use some bamboo and notice it does not have a much of a grain pattern. How thick is the bamboo you used? I only find it about 1/4” or less around here.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#12 posted 03-01-2014 06:10 AM

Hawaiilad…the bamboo is 3/4” but it cost me $75 for a 12”x48” piece (ship included) not worth it.

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#13 posted 03-01-2014 11:48 AM

I agree with most of the comments here that this box looks great, and the un-sculpted is better with bamboo. Another benefit to this box will be the contrast your buyers will notice when they see this one mixed in with all those sculpted boxes. That contrast may generate a closer look, and a purchase of one or the other!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#14 posted 03-01-2014 01:15 PM

That is a nice clean and elegant look .
I wonder what end grain would look like as accents ?

-- Kiefer

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#15 posted 03-01-2014 01:18 PM

Smooth is different.. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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