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Project by Longcase posted 03-28-2016 07:34 PM 895 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As mentioned in my previous post, I am finally trying to finish some of the projects I have lying around the workshop, this jewelry box began life the same time as my previous post (christmas 2014). The same construction techniques were use as previous only this one has a nice walnut bookmatched veneer with simpler maple and black boxwood banding. The interior is again lined with cotton velvet , with hinges supplied by Andrew Crawford. The photos give a slightly washed out effect( I must work on my photography) on the front, when in fact the color is more like the sides of the box picture. Overall I am quite pleased with how it turneed out and as the overall effect of the veneer looks like a maple leaf , it is now called the Canadian box.
Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 03-28-2016 07:39 PM

A very fine box indeed Kieth. Seeing the maple leaf in the burl must have been a fun moment. Did you catch it just looking at the burl or were you using a mirror at the time? At any rate great catch …. It’s perfect!
In fact the whole project is pretty close to perfect but the maple leaf really steals the show.

Well done.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 03-28-2016 07:58 PM

Another nice one. The blue velvet works nicely with the walnut. Your banding choice works great with the black edging. One to be proud of.

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

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#3 posted 03-28-2016 08:57 PM

Keith, this is a very nice piece.

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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#4 posted 03-28-2016 09:12 PM

Sweet looking box was my first reaction! I really like your banding, matching up very nice on the arched front and serpentine top.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 03-28-2016 10:16 PM

A real beauty! Great work

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 03-28-2016 10:26 PM

Keith, its beautiful! The banding is done so cleanly and nicely. Lovely, lovely box.

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#7 posted 03-28-2016 10:41 PM

Very excellent box ,great build.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 03-28-2016 11:27 PM

elegant.. love the shape

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#9 posted 03-28-2016 11:54 PM

Beautiful box! I love the curved shape of it, and that bookmatched veneer is amazing!

-- Dean

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#10 posted 03-29-2016 01:11 AM

Keith, great looking box. Love the lay out and choice of veneers.

I have seen this shape of boxes before. Is there a particular name that this style of box is called? (Basically the curved shape) and or can you lead me in the right direction to learn how to create this shape of box. Not the veneering.

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#11 posted 03-29-2016 02:29 AM

Great looking box from any angle.

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#12 posted 03-29-2016 02:37 AM

This really sweet, great curves, book match veneer, really cool shape.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#13 posted 03-29-2016 04:04 AM

Thanks for the comments,
Paul:-,the veneer came from, I was brouseing their web pages and saw the walnut veneer laid out bookmatched with the maple leaf staring right at me.
rustynails:- Look at Andrew Crawford’s web site to see the serpentine shape, he gave me the basic design, it is basically a box with added thickness applied to the sides, the excess is removed with molding planes and then scraped to get the required contours. The lid takes a little more effort, I made a positive and negative mould so that the top can be glued to the sides and also the veneer glued to the top.
Hope this helps

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#14 posted 03-29-2016 09:56 AM

A very fine high quality box – Andrew Crawford has influenced so many of us!

-- Madburg WA

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#15 posted 03-29-2016 11:28 AM

No matter what angle you look at your beautiful work it shows really well.
Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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