Spiral box

Greetings, I am Harmattan.


I’d been kicking this idea around for a while and decided to finally go for it. It’s not a terribly complicated idea, but getting things to line up and stay adhered to the curved surface was tricky. Enjoy.


(Maple, various raw veneers, brass rods, neodymium magnets)


(Maple, various raw veneers)

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Love this for it’s simplistic elegance!

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Wow - that’s beautiful! Great job!

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Beautiful.

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Seriously cool work. How did you keep it aligned in glue up? Did you do one strip at a time?

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Nope :slight_smile: Any other guesses?

Simply beautiful.

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My other guess would be to tape the individual strips up and cut them with the angle. Then flip the piece over with the tape still on it and do the whole thing as one wrap.

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Close, yeah. I cut all the strips in the laser then laid them all face down on blue tape. Trim the tape to fit the aligned veneers, glue the backs of the veneer, then wrap it all at once. Clamp as needed.

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So pretty!!

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Its beautiful and really cool.

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This technique could be extended to do just about any veneer inlay on a curved surface, I’m sure I’m not inventing anything here, but it’s new to me, and feels like it has a lot of potential. This box was about 2" diameter, if I doubled that the curve would be far gentler and would be a lot less difficult to glue up.

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i was suspecting you did it all flat as one piece first. nice job.

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I learned something today. Good moniker for your box.

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You laid the veneer strips on over a living hinge?

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The contrasting colors of your veneers looks fantastic. Beautiful work. :blush:

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Nope, it’s a solid box. I hate living hinges. :slight_smile:

Ok ok hate is a bit much, but I do think they’re less than ideal for most things.

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Impressive, as always!

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Another good one! Such vibrant colors in the veneers.

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Insanely good! Well done!

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