The Spider Box

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Project by JoeyG posted 11-14-2014 07:33 PM 1620 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another box that has been in the works for way to long, but is finally finished. It’s a box made from cherry with maple miter keys. The lid is inlaid with spalted oak from the burn pile with a pewter web and spider inlaid with fine silver.

Thanks for taking a look.

Edit: I know the color is all over the place in the pictures. The first picture is truest to the real color. I am seeking knowledge on light for photography as I type this. ;)

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 11-14-2014 07:43 PM

As usual Joey real nice delicate work.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#2 posted 11-14-2014 07:43 PM

Bit late for Halloween though ;) Nice job on the silver inlay!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#3 posted 11-14-2014 08:05 PM

Thank you. It would probably sell quicker if I had finished it by Halloween, but I don’t mind if this one sits around for a while.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#4 posted 11-14-2014 08:33 PM

Really Cool, Joey!

Here’s a link to an LJ post on a light box-

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 11-14-2014 09:22 PM

Thanks for the link. That’s exactly what I need and I just happen to have some plywood and old lamps laying around.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#6 posted 11-14-2014 11:34 PM

Joey, I think it must be illegal in six or seven states to have this much fun making a box. The spider is a nice touch. This box has several nice ideas in it: the inlay, the silver, the carving, the general nice choice of wood. Thanks for sharing.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 11-14-2014 11:47 PM

This was one of those unplanned boxes. I started off by splitting the oak. Once I had it inlaid, I thought to myself, in that Bob Ross voice that still lives in my head from time to time, that a happy little spider would like to live here. LOL.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#8 posted 11-15-2014 01:58 PM

Impeccable skills. Beautiful work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 11-15-2014 03:06 PM

the box is realy interesting,with all those details and working technics.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 11-15-2014 03:12 PM

Nice Box – I also love the spider- very whimsical. You do nice work.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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