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Lacewood with hard maple splines. Finished with Shellac and paste wax.Made this as a gift for my wife last summer.
-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.
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#1 posted 12-31-2009 09:51 AM
Great idea. Welcome to LJ, to boot!!
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#2 posted 12-31-2009 01:36 PM
Very nice, I love the woven top!
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#3 posted 12-31-2009 02:34 PM
a butyful little boxwelcome to L J
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#4 posted 12-31-2009 03:35 PM
Don, Great design on your box and the detail with the hard maple spline is a really nice touch. Your design talents are coming out, so keep up the good work and welcome to LJ’s. Hope to see more of your work.
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#5 posted 12-31-2009 04:19 PM
Very nice… your design has smooth flowing lines and blends very well together. What is the woven top made from?
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#6 posted 12-31-2009 07:47 PM
Thanks for the compliments everyone.
John, I have to confess that the maple splines were actually a screw up. I intended for them to be deep enough that the curve wouldn’t cut into them and have them covered by the top. When the curve did hit them I first let out a string of 4 letter words but then decided I liked the way they looked and made the top smaller so they would remain exposed.
Don, the woven top is just thin strips of lacewood.
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#7 posted 12-31-2009 08:56 PM
this is gorgeous! The splines in the miters almost look like dovetails from the shaping.
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#8 posted 12-31-2009 09:19 PM
Very nice! Both the design and execution are excellent!
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#9 posted 12-31-2009 09:50 PM
Wow. That is just stunning. I can imagine you working those splines, but they really ended up as focal point of the box. The finish and wood selection are top notch.
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#10 posted 12-31-2009 10:31 PM
A wonderful and charming design beautiful
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#11 posted 01-01-2010 06:40 AM
Fantastic box. Love the splines. Another “Mid Proccess Design Change” success!
Keep it up.
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#12 posted 01-01-2010 09:43 AM
Very nicely done! Thanks for posting.
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#13 posted 01-02-2010 12:14 AM
Nice one Don.
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#14 posted 01-04-2010 10:09 PM
Very nice. It is an elegant display of the lacewood. What method did you use to do the shaping?
#15 posted 01-05-2010 06:25 AM
Paul, I used a table edge bit to do all the shaping. The sides were a little more than twice the length of the bit so it left a flat spot in the middle which I had to blend by sanding.
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