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    Cut from 1 1/2 inch cedar, the ribbon is BB. The box is 3 inches x 3 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches.
    Finished with lacquer.

    DW
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  • #2
    Just awesome DW! Don
    Don

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    • #3
      Very nice. I like the BB ribbon a lot.
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      • #4
        I also like the ribbon. Nice looking box
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        • #5
          Beautiful box!! I love ceder.
          Here is an idea for your bow you may like. Cut several of your loops and sand a bevel on the bottom of both sides and glue them together in an arc. You can double cut the loops and use the extra pieces as fillers.
          My thanks to Steve Good for the inspiration.
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          • #6
            The box is beautiful DW.

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            • #7
              Very nice idea Oily. I grabbed a copy of the patterns, thanks.

              DW
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              • #8
                DW, great job on the box and ribbons are great! Did you create this using mitered corners or did you use the ring method?

                I have tried mitered joints but I stink at it! I have checked and checked and re-checked my saw (compound miter) and for some reason I cannot get a straight/square on anything...I think it's the operator - lol!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by lkbraa View Post
                  DW, great job on the box and ribbons are great! Did you create this using mitered corners or did you use the ring method?

                  I have tried mitered joints but I stink at it! I have checked and checked and re-checked my saw (compound miter) and for some reason I cannot get a straight/square on anything...I think it's the operator - lol!

                  No I cut it out as rings. One I think for this small of a box it is much easier and two it is seamless so it looks better for a gift box for something like jewelry. I guess you could do mitered corners but without a sander to get perfect 45's it would be way to difficult
                  Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
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                  • #10
                    Nice job, DW. The plywood gives an interesting effect for the loops and ribbons, and whoever is the lucky recipient will love it. I agree that using miters for a box that small, without a sander to neaten things up, is only looking for trouble. I always use my belt sander, vertical, with the table tilted, to get usable miters.

                    Kim, if you have the bowl book, look at the construction of the lid for the ginger jar. That shows, in miniature, how to construct boxes where the lid becomes the sides of the box. All you have to do is add a base, and there you are!
                    Carole

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                    • #11
                      Thanx DW & Carole! The only way I make boxes is the ring method, but in the photo it looked as if the grain was consistent giving the appearance as a solid piece of wood! Grain match up is spot on!!!

                      I am currently working on a box that uses birch plywood as the lid (cut to see the laminates)...so far I have been lucky to have no voids...keeping my fingers crossed that the rest of the cutting goes as well!

                      Ya Carole, I broke down and bought your bowl book (usually check them out from the library) as I knew that it would be an excellant guide even tho I have not attempted any bowls. I have been working on some new designs to where the lid creates the sides instead of my typical fitted lid...post picts if any of them turn out <fingers crossed>.
                      Thanx again!!!
                      ~ Kim

                      A day in my shop is like a day at the beach...full of sunshine and ya never know where the sawdust may end up!

                      www.gonecoastalart.com

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