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This is a box I made for my wife for our 13th anniversary.
It is basically a pattern from Steve Good at Scrollsaw Workshop… modified from the original according to what I was willing to do. :) It was another one that I chose because it didn't call for hinges… I'll get some more of those done when I'm not running into a deadline (which happens to be my typical modus operandi).

The box is a ring cut from 4/4 oak. All other parts are 1/4" thick oak. The lid, bottom and ornament were stained dark, the other parts were left au natural for contrast. It was finished w/a few coats of spray shellac.

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Very nice. Love the lid deffinately different.

Great job. Keep it up

Scrappy
 

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hey Spence
this is extra nice box really nice details and cool scroll work.well done
 

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Thanks, guys.

As I'm looking at these pics I started wondering if anyone has a consistent 'strategy' for grain orientation for a project like this.

I was looking at the top view showing the stained oak grain of the bottom and the natural oak ring cut from 4/4 oak.. is there a known orientation that I could have utilized that would look better? Similarly, the lid, decorative pattern, and ornament on top… any 'strategy' for grain orientation between them I should have used?
 

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Very nice box. Must be about 6" diameter, eh?
 

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Great job!
Love the craftsmanship.
Thanks for sharing.
 

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I really like the top! Great work.
 

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TopamaxSurvivor,

LId and bottom are 5 1/4" diameter and the box/ring is made from 5/4 oak (not 4/4 like I said initially).
 

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Nice
 
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