"Matilda" movie chocolate box

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Project by DickB posted 12-08-2014 01:47 PM 5730 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A customer wanted a chocolate box as seen in the movie “Matilda”. The customer provided a very small photo from a scene in the movie that did not reveal a lot of detail. We exchanged some ideas and agreed on this design. It features a “teapot” like profile, decorative carvings, and a rope-like border on the rop.

The box was made from black walnut. 6/4 stock was carved on my Carvewright CNC machine for the sides. I made at least 5 passes cutting scrap on my table saw to get a perfect 45 degree miter set up. Finish was a couple coats of shellac, Testor’s metallic gold paint, and topcoat of clear satin acrylic spray.

This was my first box of this type. It was a challenging but fun project. I will do more.

-- Dick,

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#1 posted 12-08-2014 03:24 PM

Nice work. This oughta’ be a treasured heirlooom piece for the owner.

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#2 posted 12-08-2014 04:11 PM

Very nice, certainly caught my eye.

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#3 posted 12-09-2014 12:38 AM

Very nice—kinda has a Bombe chest look to it!

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#4 posted 12-09-2014 07:56 AM

I think you made great job, box looks verry authentic.

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