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    Lil box

    Hadn't done a box in a long time. This was a Walnut cut off from something . Anyway, I used the Monster to core it out...practice, practice and finished in Mylands. Inside isn't done yet. 3x1.125...and boy does it pop when you open it!!
    C&C needed
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    Looks like a nice little box, Jim. I haven't made many boxes, but I've yet to get one with a good pop-tight fit on the lid. C&C-wise, I think I'd prefer the curve on the sides to a bit more consistent...as it is now it looks like the middle is pretty straight. Straight sides are OK, but I like to see some type of detail (like a bead or cove) to delineate where the curve ends and where the straight part begins. Of course, those are very subjective personal preferences...other folks may completely disagree.
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    I have to try one of those someday as well as the acorn birdhouse you made.
    I think it came out great
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    Nice box there! Walnut is in my top 5 woods...esp black walnut drenched in tung oil! Seam is clean and there doesn't appear to be a big gap between lid and box. I like the form a lot more than many of the "rounder" shapes I've seen, but that's just my preference. I'm going to be hitting you up for tips on that mini M anyday now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Looks like a nice little box, Jim. I haven't made many boxes, but I've yet to get one with a good pop-tight fit on the lid. C&C-wise, I think I'd prefer the curve on the sides to a bit more consistent...as it is now it looks like the middle is pretty straight. Straight sides are OK, but I like to see some type of detail (like a bead or cove) to delineate where the curve ends and where the straight part begins. Of course, those are very subjective personal preferences...other folks may completely disagree.
    Hmmm..I can see that. I'm gonna re-chuck it and try a bead on the lower body
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    Hmmm..I can see that. I'm gonna re-chuck it and try a bead on the lower body
    Don't let my comments influence you too much. There's always some risk involved in re-chucking a piece, so only do it if you think it's worth it. You could always save this one as-is and try the bead idea on another one.

    I've re-chucked a few pieces, and have a pretty good success rate, but I've had a few let me down, too, and ended up having to make other "design revisions" to salvage the problems I've caused trying to re-do things.
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    Not trying to be contrary but Jim i like it like it is. This is something i have still got to try.

    But you dont need a hollowing system to make these do you?
    cheers

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    Jim i also like this. I think it might look good with a bead also, but i'd do it on a different one.
    Steve

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    Jim great looking box.
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    I like it. A little shorter and it might make a nice salt cellar...

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