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    First lidded Box

    Here is a small lidded box, or bowl, I am not sure how to name it really.

    It is about 5 inches high, and 4 7\8 inches in Dia. It is made from yellow popular That grew very dark while in my garage for a long time. It has no stain on it at all, just some danish oil. I really like the grain in the wood. But I think the proportitions are wrong, Any help with how to set up the proportitions would help with my next box.

    Thanks

    Joe
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    Very nice Joe!

    Would like to see a bigger picture.
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    just learning how to post pics.

    I have only posted 3 threads with pictures. Still learning how it is done.
    how do I make the pictures larger. I am using pixresizer program for the resizing of my photos. what is the largest amount of kbs I can use?


    Joe

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    Here are a larger version

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Penney View Post
    I have only posted 3 threads with pictures. Still learning how it is done.
    how do I make the pictures larger. I am using pixresizer program for the resizing of my photos. what is the largest amount of kbs I can use?


    Joe
    I will try to increase the size here.
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    Great looking box Joe. Like the finial.
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    That's a nice box, Joe. I think that's some of the nicest poplar I've seen, and your finish looks great. Not sure what advice to offer on the proportions...they don't look bad to me, but I'm not exactly experienced in box design, either. What part looks off to you?
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    Finish looks fantastic, A nice gentle sheen....

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    Looks great Joe, my only comment since you asked is that the bottom is shorter than the top. Maybe move the lid line up just slightly. Then again, what do I know? I've never turned a box before.
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    hello- the finish looks really silky-what grit did you sand to? as for proportions: they look fine to me but if in doubt why not try the golden formula next time 1/3rd to 2/3rds.
    best wish's
    george

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    Proportitions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    That's a nice box, Joe. I think that's some of the nicest poplar I've seen, and your finish looks great. Not sure what advice to offer on the proportions...they don't look bad to me, but I'm not exactly experienced in box design, either. What part looks off to you?
    Hi Vaughn:

    The upper part looks to be higher than the bottom. So I think maybe about two thirds bottom and one third top. I read a post about the golden rule here earlier. Something the Greeks used for all their proportitioning. Lee Valley has a ruler with the graduations that match their system. But other than that. I really love the piece. The color was awsome. A real nice surprise. It will be a gift for my mother. she turned 80 this month.
    God Bless her.

    Joe

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