Shaped box concept

January 21, 2010

Concept 1

Concept 2

This is another box concept I’m currently working on. It will require a lot of shaping with rasps, spokeshaves, and planes, which I’m VERY excited about. I had a tough time trying to draw other proportional sketches of this box, so the above sketches really don’t show whats fully in my head.

I had an idea for the corner joints, a splined miter that would show up when the wood is shaped into the gentle curves. Since I couldn’t get it drawn, I just decided to do a test piece:

I am thrilled with how it turned out! Can’t wait to get started on this one. The wood in the test joint is Maple and the spline is Bubinga, as those are what I had in the shop. Not sure what the final box will be made of, but it will have to be something where the grain will be an integral part of the design.

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3 Responses to “Shaped box concept”

  1. I love the way those mitres turned out. Beautiful work.

    Care to share the secret of how you put them together?

    • Scott Meek said

      Its actually just a splined miter joint. By shaping the wood and exposing the spline, that is the result. When I actually get to make this box, I’ll be sure take pictures of the process.

  2. […] – for a bit of time now.  I got inspired to start this box upon seeing Scott Meeks’s shaped box with splined/keyed mitered corners.  That inspiration led to this box, with multiple splines per […]

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