winter work, boxes

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Project by ncdon posted 03-06-2015 01:14 PM 1299 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the winter I’ve stepped away from the lathe a bit a been building boxes. I’ve feature three here. The first is Walnut with a Marblewood medallion with a paduk drawer. The second is Ambrosia maple with a red Mali burl medallion and a walnut drawer, finally a small walnut box. first two have felt linings the The walnut was flocked. I’d forgotten how much fun box building can be. Thanks for looking.

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

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#1 posted 03-06-2015 01:52 PM

This is a real beauty. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 03-06-2015 04:54 PM

Nice work. I like the round over on the edges. The medallions look cool. It’s kind of interesting to me that I am thinking of taking a break from boxes and trying out my new (to me) Nova lathe.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#3 posted 03-06-2015 05:15 PM

Looks very good.I like it very much the second one.

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#4 posted 03-06-2015 08:58 PM

Very clean work. Excellent job.

-- --Dale Page

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#5 posted 03-06-2015 11:33 PM

Very nice. I like the contrasting woods. My favorite is the second one.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#6 posted 03-07-2015 12:09 AM

some very nice boxes Don and really nice choices of woods…

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 03-07-2015 01:00 AM

i really like the first two. The rounded tops make them special. And of course, your choice of beautiful woods that work well together.

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

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#8 posted 03-07-2015 11:31 AM

I like the rounded edged boxes very only nitpick is I would have like the splines in walnut box to be marblewood too. To my eye, that would have tied it all together. But I’m picky & need coffee :-) thanks for sharing these boxes.

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