Jewellry Box #2: Another Col - larboration..

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Blog entry by degoose posted 07-05-2010 09:20 AM 2037 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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While this is indeed a finished project… I am posting it here in Blogs because it is not all my work…This is another collaboration .. with my good mate Col.. master boxmaker.. Col has been helping me out with the last few boxes… I have supplied the timber while he has been doing the construction and then I have been applying the hand rubbed oil finish and lining the boxes.. I prefer an oil finish over a gloss polyurethane.

That is not to say I can’t make boxes … it is just that his designs with pinned timber hinges are quite fascinating and as I am rather busy, it made good sense for us to join forces.. also he is very fussy when it comes to boxes and his attention to detail is legendary. He does tend to spend more hours and effort on these boxes than he could ever get back for them…Timbers used were recycled Silky Oak, as well as Purple Heart, Hairy Oak and She Oak

Lining is kelly green felt stretched and glued over MDF substrate… this is so the color can be changed if need be

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 07-05-2010 10:42 AM

Tell Col that he makes a mighty handsome box!! I like that lid hinging technique… Great Job to you both!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 07-05-2010 11:03 AM

Beautiful box with a lot of fine and well done details. Outstanding!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 07-05-2010 11:12 AM

A lot of effort and creativity… For both of you… Well done!

-- Bert

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#4 posted 07-05-2010 12:31 PM

Beautiful box Larry, I love the finish. You can tell he took his time on the construction. You make a great team.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 07-05-2010 01:28 PM

This box is gorgeous.
They keep getting better with every post.
Great idea being able to change the lining.


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#6 posted 07-05-2010 02:39 PM

don’t stop now ,
you two are on a roll .

looks great .

keep ‘em coming !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 07-05-2010 02:58 PM

Very nice!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 07-05-2010 03:10 PM


Quite a box making team you make. It’s some beautiful work.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 07-05-2010 03:24 PM

very nice box Larry, beautiful wood, great design.

-- Smitty!!!

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#10 posted 07-05-2010 05:11 PM

Supper looking box

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#11 posted 07-05-2010 05:13 PM

gorgeous collaboration…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 07-05-2010 05:44 PM

Good box, Larry. Great teamwork

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#13 posted 07-05-2010 06:27 PM

Looks like a great partnership

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 07-05-2010 07:03 PM

a box with a cutting board in the lid
that´s inovation Larry….....LOL
good looking box keep up the partnership


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#15 posted 07-06-2010 03:06 AM

Wonderful job the two of you are doing. Really great boxes.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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