Fancy Box "Easter"

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 07-18-2015 07:44 AM 665 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It occurs to me that I haven’t shared any of my boxes in LJs. This is the latest box I made. The description is lifted from my Site.
This is a Keepsake Box inspired by Asian Designs in Art and Architecture . It has a body of Curly Maple and Walnut joined at the corners by Splined Miters of Cocobolo . The Lid is Book-matched Bubinga and opens in a door-like fashion on Wooden Hinges, of Maple and Walnut, that I designed and created myself, with much trial and error. (I think it was attempt #863 that finally nailed it). The Decorations on the two lid-halves are made of Maple and Padauk and are integral to the Hinges . The base is a Molded Frame of Mahogany and the Box’s Bottom is a solid slab of Walnut, shaped and sized so as to give the effect that the Box Floats above the Base . Not really. It’s just magic that holds it up. That shiny bit between the lid-halves is Abalone Shell.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 07-19-2015 03:39 AM

You certainly have a special talent for this type of work Mark.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 07-19-2015 05:55 AM

Few and far between, Grump. That muse is elusive.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 08-04-2015 03:57 PM

Awesome I love the design, and let me add a late welcome to LJ’s i’m sure your will love it here

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

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#4 posted 08-04-2015 04:41 PM

Mark, this is very nice.

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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#5 posted 08-05-2015 08:59 AM

Thank you, Charles

-- Mark

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