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A Jewellery box in Tasmanian Myrtle Burl

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Project by woodwasp posted 05-17-2015 10:48 AM 1395 views 4 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made as a gift for a very special lady, the box is veneered outside with Tasmanian Myrtle Burl.
The inlay cross banding is made from Bubinga the inlay lines are Ebony and Rock Maple.
The internal lining is Pig skin suede.
Thanks to Andrew Crawford for the quality hinges.
James

-- James -- Mooroopna Australia





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#1 posted 05-17-2015 12:14 PM

Exquisite piece James. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#2 posted 05-17-2015 12:53 PM

James, this is a wonderful box. You do fine work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#3 posted 05-17-2015 02:37 PM

James,
Nicely done! My compliments. Great to see more boxes of this quality. Hope you keep making them.
Roger

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

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#4 posted 05-17-2015 02:51 PM

That is a true piece of art!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 05-17-2015 03:15 PM

That is beautiful, I am sure she will love it.

Charlie

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#6 posted 05-17-2015 04:00 PM

Very, very nice work James.
I used pig suede for the first time on my last piece and may never go back.
It is such lovely stuff to work with.

Again, great piece, thanks.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#7 posted 05-17-2015 04:13 PM

This is a real eye catcher.

I agree that the hinges can really step up a project or the reverse…....................

-- mike...............

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#8 posted 05-17-2015 05:19 PM

Very elegant

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#9 posted 05-17-2015 06:54 PM

Simply gorgeous James! Such great craftsmanship and I’m sure the special lady will be delighted to receive such a gift. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#10 posted 05-17-2015 09:26 PM

Boy that is really something. How do you do a curved top?

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#11 posted 05-17-2015 11:52 PM

superb work. I like how the veneer continues from the front and across the top. Its very beautiful!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 05-18-2015 12:04 AM

That’s a beautiful jewelry box! I’m sure the special lady will just love it!

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

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#13 posted 05-18-2015 03:03 AM

Beautiful veneer and great work.

-- Tom D

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#14 posted 05-18-2015 07:56 AM

Fantastic piece of work. The veneer is quite stunning. What did you use as your substrate? MDF or Ply?
Jim

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#15 posted 05-18-2015 08:04 AM


Boy that is really something. How do you do a curved top?

- Jerry


Jerry, I use an inner and outer mould made of several MDF pieces cut to the required radius (300mm)and glued together as a block, 1 set concave and 1 set convex. I then press 2 layers of 5mmm bending ply with an intermediate cross grain veneer of anything handy.
When this has dried (usually overnight) I apply the finish veneer with 10% diluted PVA, (applied to the ply base not on the veneer), I put a layer of white paper over the veneer to absorb any glue squeeze out and a layer of neoprene rubber between the paper and the top mould to take up any irregularities.
Then put the lot back in the mould and cramp the living daylights out of it.
Using this method I have never experienced any veneer bubbles or lack of adhesion.
I hope this answers your enquiry satisfactorily.
James

-- James -- Mooroopna Australia

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