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That is one great looking piece of art work. Alot of thought went into that. I am sure she will love it. What were the woods you used and is there a finish on it and if so what is it??? Thanks for showing.
 

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I love this. A very unusual design for a box. Looks great. :thumbsup:

I can imagine some of the challenges. Well done.
 

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Very nice work !
Any chance you have assembly pics? A tutorial?
 

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It starts with something like this except with walnut strips for accent color. Then attach a temporary bottom and turn the inside and outside and make a bevel for the lid. Glue up a matching pie shaped lid and turn it to fit and attach it to the box. The hardest part was cutting the drawer fronts out using hand saws. I glu-laminated some curved inner drawer fronts and backs for extra strength.

I haven't signed it yet. I'm somewhat inconsistent about signing my work.

The predominate wood is eastern soft maple, walnut, apricot.

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Yes, these segmented turnings are time consuming. When I was still making a living as a woodworker the time spent working on such things drove me nuts. Now that I'm retired, I'm grateful for projects like this to occupy my time.

If I had to sell this sort of thing it would be hard to re-coop even a minimum wage but they are fun to give as gifts and they are appreciated by the recipient.

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Very cool. Do you have more pics of the build?
Sorry but no. I did not document this little project. I could give you an explanation if there is something in particular you would like to know about how it was constructed. This one would have been hard to do a build thread because i really didn't know how I was going to do it ahead of time, I just improvised and did it.

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What did you put inside to support the drawers?
I installed a small panel on each side with three small dados which were inserted with hardwood drawer runners carefully measured so the drawer sides would be even.

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