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Hi; just a box, black walnut, russo hinges, but the hole in the top is for installing the completed needlepoint project (3rd picture)
I make these and tea trays for a local needlepoint shop.K
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#1 posted 09-10-2014 08:59 AM
Kai, I liked your needle point projects. The joints are well done, the design is straight forward and eye pleasing, and the finish looks very nice. It should sell well and would be a nice practical application of needle point rather than just framing it and putting it on the wall.
In the spirit of sharing ideas, you might consider letting the needle pointers warp and sew their work all the way around a piece of Masonite so you could see it inside the box and outside the box. (Perhaps you do this already…I can’t tell from the photos you have.) Remember the outside is right-side-up, the inside is up-side-down. This example was an early post and the photos are not the best. (illustration)
You might consider slanting the sides and adding handles to your tea trays. It complicates the construction, but not much more than your corner mold tops and it is a nice look.
Keep boxing and keep posting!
-- Big Al in IN
#2 posted 09-10-2014 11:49 AM
Thks Boxguy for the comment and the ideas. these projects work a little backwards to my thinking.the customer makes a needlepoint project and then brings it into the needlepoint shop and tells them what they want done with it. the needlepoint shop then contacts me to make the tray or box to fit the project. Since every needlepoint project is a different size each item is different. and since each project is weeks apart I can’t get on a roll with any of it. very start and stop, and I have to keep my time down.thanks againK
#3 posted 09-11-2014 05:32 AM
Kai, I get it. These projects do work backwards. I wonder if you left some Masonite boards at the shop and gave a standard price for a standard sized box if that would help? The needle point tops would make nice Christmas gifts and you could keep up production with standard sizes. The shop could have, say two sizes of pre-made boxes on hand for customers to buy, take home, and install their needle top masterpieces. Your work really looks nice and I like the ideas. Tea boxes sell well for me.
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