Jen's Portfolio

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Project by jamison00 posted 02-10-2009 08:43 AM 2224 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My girlfriend is a graphic designer, and needed a new portfolio. She drew this up and asked if I could make it. It turned out pretty nice, and she says she gets a lot of compliments when she goes to interviews. This was my first time working with veneer and I just went with the pre-glued iron on stuff from the big box store. I’ll more than likely never go down that road again, but I’m going to have to look into some other means of veneering as the budget’s a little too tight to be splurging for a vacuum press. I added a little diamond inlay (made of padauk) in the front, so the front could be distinguished from the back.

-- James

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#1 posted 02-10-2009 11:29 AM

nice case, very clean

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#2 posted 02-10-2009 06:36 PM

nice job James

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#3 posted 02-10-2009 07:17 PM

If you want to try veneering affordably, check out

I have one, and it works as advertised.


P.S nice job on the “box”

-- Steven

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#4 posted 02-10-2009 07:31 PM

Great job! Simple and elegant. I seconds Steve’s claim. Roarockit has some hand vacuum pumps for around 50 bucks or so (Maybe a little more). No need to splurge on a power vacuum press…


-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#5 posted 02-10-2009 08:00 PM

Nice job.

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#6 posted 02-10-2009 09:04 PM

very nice box. The little inlay detail is really sweet. Just made a carrying case myself this week, so I can appreciate the work you put into this design and construction.


-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#7 posted 02-11-2009 04:03 AM

Nicely done!

-- Chuck near Nashville - “All you are unable to give possesses you” (Andre Gide)

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#8 posted 02-11-2009 05:55 AM

Nicely done, thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#9 posted 07-03-2017 09:25 PM

This box is such a beautiful piece and it displays a lot of nice details and craftsmanship. It will help represent her portfolio to her prospective clients.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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