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Project by Thos. Angle posted 2586 days ago 1656 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made as a Christmas present of grandaughter Lizzie. it is about 11 by 14 and is Sapele. I have a lot of Sapele as I am building my wife’s kitchen from it. The hand carved leather insert is glues to MDF and inserted from the top. I used a lock miter bit on the corners of he box and bisquited the top corners. It was fun to do a small project. Lizzie’s mother took it over and uses it for a decorator item. I told Liz not to put up with it but she just laughed.the finish is shellac and laquer. I will post more photos when I can get them down to size. 7-27 added 2 photos

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 2586 days ago

Hi Thos,

Nice box, fantastic leather work.


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Douglas Bordner

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#2 posted 2585 days ago

Great idea, great woodworking, excellent leather tooling. Thanks for sharing this!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#3 posted 2585 days ago

beautiful. I love the mixed materials.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 2584 days ago

I like a good box. Amazing leather work!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 2584 days ago

thats is very nice work,Love the leather

-- Roy "Woodboxman" Coos Bay, Oregon

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#6 posted 2357 days ago

Thos, First off I’dlike to say thank you for your kind words about my work. Looking at yours, I am in awe at not only the level of craftsmanship you have, but the size and scope of some of your projects. In particular, I admire the leather work you have done. To date, my leather work in my projects has been only to line boxes and drawers. Could you suggest any books or information on learning leatherwork.

Tom Adamski

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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#7 posted 2272 days ago

That is awesome. I’d love to try something simpler someday. I have my hands full with one medium right now though.

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#8 posted 2272 days ago

great looking box.
the leather work looks fabulous!

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