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Black Bean and Rock Maple

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Project by ruddy posted 02-07-2015 05:57 AM 2030 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is my first commission…...One of my Grandaughters asked me to make her a box to store theatre programs and other stuff that 17 year olds collect. No cash is involved but I am sure it is worth every cent for both commissioner and commissionee! I know I am more than satisfied with my half of the deal.
The box is made from Black Bean and the accents are all rock maple. I do like the look of edges that contrast and here they compliment to some extent the corner feathers.
The lid inset is Birds Eye Maple veneer on the outside and a Belgium Elm veneer on the inside. I had the lid inset laser engraved prior to assembly to personalise the box.

I used brass lid stays that are morticed into the base and for a box this size they take all the stress when the lid is opened so this should always maintain the integrity of the brass hinges.

I decided to feature a pen/pencil compartment into the tray and inlayed my Grandaughters initials into the Black Bean lid. The box and tray are lined with a pig skin suede.

The box measures 380 mm x 285 mm x 150 mm high.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'





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#1 posted 02-07-2015 06:15 AM

Very n ice design and well done Ruddy!

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#2 posted 02-07-2015 09:27 AM

Nicely done. Lucky recipient.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#3 posted 02-07-2015 11:55 AM

That looks great.
Good job.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Roger

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#4 posted 02-07-2015 02:31 PM

Very elegant with lotsa gr8 details. Wood combos are awesome as well. I like it

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

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#5 posted 02-07-2015 03:09 PM

Handsome work.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#6 posted 02-07-2015 03:17 PM

Beautiful job Ruddy. I checked your previous projects – outstanding work. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#7 posted 02-07-2015 03:38 PM

Nice! As all your projects are!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 02-07-2015 04:15 PM

Awesome box Ruddy…you did good!! I’m sure your granddaughter will be very pleased.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#9 posted 02-07-2015 06:03 PM

Ruddy, pretty nice box – - well done !

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#10 posted 02-07-2015 06:48 PM

You did excellent job, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#11 posted 02-07-2015 06:49 PM

Beautiful box, Ruddy!

-- Dan

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#12 posted 02-07-2015 10:32 PM

Man that is a beautiful box! I love the combination of woods and the edge and spline accents!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#13 posted 02-11-2015 01:04 AM

Looks great. Love it.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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