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Project by Vinman posted 2074 days ago 1743 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Love knows no bounds. When a gentlemen seeks the fancy of a woman, he will go to great lengths to profess his love and affection. The gentleman that asked me to make this box for him started out wanting to put a picture of himself and his girlfriend on top of the box. He wanted be to try and glue a photo on the top and maybe put a piece of glass over it. I told him that that was not such a great idea if wanted something she would treasure, and that something more tasteful should be done. That’s when I started looking at the pyrography done by LJ members and met Danette Smith. Danette consulted with this person and from a photo of the Lord’s hands, and a photo of the couple, and came up with this wonderful piece of artwork. Thanks Danette!! Hugs!

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a171/kyle1324/jasons%20box/IMG_0594.jpg

The curly maple box carcass measures 4.25” high, by 12” wide and 8.25” deep, with miter reinforcement keys of gabon ebony. The medallion is bubinga with a frame of gabon ebony and honduran rosewood surrounding it, and the frame is splined around the entire perimeter of the bubinga. The feet are made of bubinga. The compartments, ring bars and trays are lined with some of the finest velvet. The ring bars are 5/8” dowels lined with a 1/4” high density foam prior to covering with the velvet. The box has a wonderful 30 note musical movement that comes alive with the maple. The box was finished with four coats of Arm-r-seal and buffed to a mirror finish. I had some difficulty with the ebony and especially the honduran rosewood getting the finish to cure. After the first coat I realized that I had to seal in the oil in the rosewood and rubbed three coats of clear shellac on before applying the urethane.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a171/kyle1324/jasons%20box/IMG_0610-1.jpg

Vince





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Woodhacker

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#1 posted 2073 days ago

Vince, that is beautiful in every respect. I know what you mean about finish curing over the rosewood. I’ve not had that problem with ebony, but try to remember to rub some of the oil out of rosewood with acetone, or something similar before applying finish.

You’ve done a fantastic job with this piece.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 2073 days ago

Wonderful piece!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Danette Smith

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#3 posted 2073 days ago

Hi Vince!

I’m so excited to see the finished box! Truly awesome craftsmanship! Thank you for letting me share my art with your talent! Hugs…Danette

-- Dangee's Pyrography by Artist Danette Smith - http://www.danettesmithpyro.weebly.com

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isetegija

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#4 posted 2073 days ago

This is magnificent work!

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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savannah505

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#5 posted 2073 days ago

This is great!!!!!!!!!!!! A real piece of art, and I love giving God His place in our lives.

-- Dan Wiggins

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kolwdwrkr

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#6 posted 2073 days ago

very beautiful box

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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mtnwild

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#7 posted 2073 days ago

Very special piece. Wonderful.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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romansfivefive

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#8 posted 2073 days ago

what a brilliant piece of art

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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jim1953

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#9 posted 2073 days ago

Very nice!!

-- Jim, Kentucky

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bigike

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#10 posted 1672 days ago

now that’s a great box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1672 days ago

Unique box one of a kind art.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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