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Mid 20th Century Walnut Jewellery Box

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Project by Ian Hawthorne posted 11-06-2014 06:20 AM 2123 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This curvaceous jewellery box is created in a mid 20th Century modern design using warm walnut veneers which are book matched on the lid top and also the box front where it has effectively created a natural, ready made escutcheon. The lift out trays are created from matching walnut which is lined in soft, luxurious raspberry calf hide. All the hardware is my own design Neat range, finished with several coats of Acrylic.

Ian

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Ken90712

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#1 posted 11-06-2014 09:26 AM

Wow great line and color. Love the shape of this. Great details and very well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 11-06-2014 10:51 AM

Beautiful wood and calfskin. The colors contrast nicely. A very elegant box. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 11-06-2014 11:46 AM

Looking good …

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Roger

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#4 posted 11-06-2014 12:35 PM

Super sleek. Very nicely done. I like the way you did the compartments inside. Really like the curved edges outside.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#5 posted 11-06-2014 04:39 PM

Ian, Very nicely done, like the bookmatched top, natural escutcheon, and the round corners ! Thanks for sharing

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#6 posted 11-07-2014 06:11 AM

You make some Beautiful boxes….. Great attention to detail.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#7 posted 11-08-2014 02:20 PM

Very elegant. The grain pattern matches the curved top beautifully. What are your views on Acrylic finish?

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

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Ian Hawthorne

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#8 posted 11-08-2014 02:40 PM

Thanks guys kind words – acrylic finish is great! easy to spray and quite hard wearing.

Ian

-- Worlds Best Box Hardware! https://www.facebook.com/NeatHardware?ref=hl

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 11-08-2014 03:14 PM

You did a fine job on this box, Ian.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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BritBoxmaker

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#10 posted 11-08-2014 03:36 PM

I tend to agree with you on Acrylic finish, Ian.

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

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Duckster

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#11 posted 11-10-2014 01:59 AM

Very nice box!!! Very well put together. Sharp

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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03roadking

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#12 posted 11-13-2014 09:20 PM

Ian, Beautiful looking box! What method do you use to get those miters on the corner of the box you made so perfect? Are you a hand tool guy or power tool guy? Great job on this!

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Ian Hawthorne

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#13 posted 11-14-2014 06:54 AM

03roadking – mitres are brought to a crisp edge with the disc sander, but you have to bear mind that although you might get clean mitres this way the glue used and how it is used is also very important!.

I’m a bit of both but more towards the power side :)

Cheers

Ian

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