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Project by dewey10000 posted 1917 days ago 1612 views 10 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hughes/Clews style winged box I learned from a youtube video by Bob Hamilton. and spiced it up with some flair.

7” x 2/14×1 1/2”

Black walnut, embossing powder inlay, with ebony lid and commercial inlay border.

A fun project I finished yesterday 20April09.

Thanks for looking.

(above edited to credit originators of this style box)

-- Dewey---------------------Everything is better with inlay or marquetry





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Tom Goodman

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#1 posted 1917 days ago

NICE !, Very Nice! I gotta do something like this.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. woodworkertom@gmail.com

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trifern

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#2 posted 1917 days ago

I really like the profile of your winged box. Nice job and thanks for sharing.

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

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1917 days ago

Hey Dewey this the coolest craziest faroutest box I’ve seen. Did the satellite you shot down look any thing like this?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1917 days ago

Beautiful turning. Quite unique.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 1917 days ago

good one ! welcome to lumberjocks

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 1917 days ago

Very cool

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#7 posted 1917 days ago

I like it!! Refreshing break from square boxes :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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dewey10000

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#8 posted 1917 days ago

“Hey Dewey this the coolest craziest faroutest box I’ve seen. Did the satellite you shot down look any thing like this?”

Does look like a UFO doesn’t it?

-- Dewey---------------------Everything is better with inlay or marquetry

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dewey10000

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#9 posted 1917 days ago

Thanks all for the wonderful complements…stay tuned for more as I am able to get shop time!

-- Dewey---------------------Everything is better with inlay or marquetry

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ryno101

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#10 posted 1917 days ago

That’s super cool… love it!

-- Ryno

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Spoontaneous

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#11 posted 1917 days ago

I have a small box collection (double entendre intended) and this would go perfectly well with my collection. Your box has a really nice profile and the inlay sets it off.. and just the right size.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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bigwoodturner

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#12 posted 1917 days ago

Dewey, the actual originator of this box style is a guy named Stephen Hughes. To night when I get home from work I will post a picture of a box he made that I have. Later another friend of mine named Jimmy Clews came up with a variation of the box you posted and has been demostrating it all over the world. A few years ago Bob Hamilton tried to get me to show him at a symposium how to do my tye die effect. I would not because he does other peoples ideas and does not acknowledge them. It is a great looking box and I credit you for acknowledging Bob Hamilton even if its not his idea.

-- Dale

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dewey10000

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#13 posted 1917 days ago

Dale,
Thanks for the info. I was just crediting where I saw the video authored by Bob. I have only been turning since February so I do not know “who is who” in the turning community yet. Bob Hamilton credits Clews for this box but not Hughes. Shoot, I had no idea either way. Looking forward to the pics you have on these boxes.

Hey, did you notice we both live in the Springs?
I live at Constitution and Marksheffel…. odd!

-- Dewey---------------------Everything is better with inlay or marquetry

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Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 1917 days ago

Sweet! Great job. Wellcome to Lumberjocks

-- Dennis Zongker

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ND2ELK

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#15 posted 1917 days ago

Very nice looking project. You did a beautiful job on this piece. My wife loved the fairies. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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