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post #1 of 42 Old 03-05-2011, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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I had no choice

I know that there were those of you who didn't want me to cut this box apart, but no matter how many mock ups of different tops and bottoms I tried, I just didn't like the height of it. So, to the bandsaw it went.

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I figured that as much as I appreciated all of your input, in the end, it was me that had to look at the box and if I wasn't happy with it, there wasn't any point.

Either way, this is what I came up with. I'm pretty pleased with it. What do you guys think?

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I liked it...and, I like them.
Your lids are sweet. So's the bottoms. The chamfers are a nice touch.
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i like it better, shorter. nice job
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Having them as a pair increases the joy somehow. Very nice!
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And I thought you could only scroll saw stuff. Seriously though, awesome work. I like the racing stripes too.

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ken i didnt like it that tall myself but wow i love the 2 of them now
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They look great nice work! Really cool dovetails and great contrast.

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I definitely like the two better than the one. They turned out perfect.
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Thanks guys. I will post another photo tomorrow. I took the boxes back out to the shop and after a coat of tung oil, I hit them both with the Beall buffer. What a difference. I'm really happy with them.

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Looks fantastic as a pair! Great double tails and tops.

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I really like the pair! Very nice job.
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So this is what the boxes looks like after buffing. Thanks for the kind words guys. It is much appreciated.

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Wow

I don't know if it's a camera trick or not but the one box looks like it's fingers are shaped more like a trapezoid than a square. I can't even begin to imagine how difficult that would be!

Awesome work
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I like them Ken. Like I said 2 boxes are better then one.
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Very nice kenbo... One day I'll be so ambitious! :)
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Nice, Ken. The outlined joints really make it stand out.

yes, HS_Woodsman, they ARE trapazoids. They are not box joint, they are called dovetails, or in this case outlined dovetails or boxed dovetails.

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vroom vroom...

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And I thought you could only scroll saw stuff. Seriously though, awesome work. I like the racing stripes too.
ack! you beat me too it haha. i had stripes like that on my towncar (i worked at a body shop and it was a 60 minute job haha).
but i too love the racing stripe look and that look looks great on those tops.
can i be honest without sounding like a turd? i am ABSOLUTELY blown away by the boxes and the tops, however...(don't hate me for this), i feel the tops are a little too modern for the look of the boxes. even if it was just a thin strip of maple down the middle of each stripe...i think that would tie it all together.
after reading that, remember i am still blown away
either way, they still look AMAZING!!!
and i just noticed the insides of the boxes...W O W ! ! ! love it!
well done my man...well done!

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man that is awsome!!! but I do have a major problem with them....my wife was looking over my shoulder just as I came to the pics...so thanks alot...I guess I'll try one too. lol
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I go to bed early and look what happens. They do look better shorter. The lids look good too. Are they gonna be lift-off, or hinged?








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