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Project by woodn posted 08-03-2014 07:43 PM 3091 views 32 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of several custom boxes made for holding the specialty embroidery tools used by a client. it combines a couple of design elements from other recent pieces, including the lid inlay and the drawer pulls. The woods are Maple and Ebony. Overall, the box is about 8” x 8” x 9” high. I have to say, when working with ebony, one doesn’t want to make mistakes, but of course I did. However, over the years I have learned that one of the most valuable skills to develop is how to fix your mistakes. I was glad that I’ve had plenty of practice!

-- Bob

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#1 posted 08-03-2014 07:53 PM

Wow, must be great box day! Two in a row on LJ. Striking color combination and great craftsmanship. Drawer pulls are dynamite. Like it a lot.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#2 posted 08-03-2014 07:53 PM

Beautiful and functional. Excellent and precise execution, what a wonderful box. Your work reminds me of master box maker Philip Weber.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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Jim Rowe

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#3 posted 08-03-2014 09:17 PM

Superb! No other word to describe this box. Your client must be extremely pleased.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#4 posted 08-03-2014 09:32 PM

A wonderful example of functional art.
Very satisfying.

-- David Australia

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#5 posted 08-03-2014 10:17 PM

By far one of the most beautiful boxes I have seen on here, if not the most! Superb artistry.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 08-03-2014 10:18 PM

I absolutely love the design and wood combination. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 08-03-2014 11:01 PM

Sweet looking box!! I really like the way Ebony and Maple contrast and blend to each other. The pulls really add some style to the overall shape making this one classic box!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 08-03-2014 11:27 PM

Bob, Exceptional build. I too love the Ebony and Maple. Added to favorites.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#9 posted 08-04-2014 12:05 AM

I’m with Jim on “superb”, but I can think of another word that comes to my mind …. “clean”.
The details are so smooth I just want to touch it.

Lovely box !

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#10 posted 08-04-2014 12:38 AM

details..I luv all the details..color combo..superlative box!!

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#11 posted 08-04-2014 12:39 AM

Ok Bob,
You’ve raised the bar well above my head … You win.
I’m chiming in with Jim And Paul SUPERB

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#12 posted 08-04-2014 01:04 AM

It’s not a box…it’s a work of art! Beautiful!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#13 posted 08-04-2014 01:31 AM


-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#14 posted 08-04-2014 01:34 AM

That is F I N E, fine!

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#15 posted 08-04-2014 02:50 AM

Beautiful! I’ll have to check out the rest of your stuff, this is the first I’ve seen it.

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