or Join Now!
Here is an ebony box I just completed. It is 8 1/2” tall and about 4” wide. Personally I think it’s too plain, but I made it for a customer and that’s what he wanted. It’s finished with minwax spray on lacquer followed by a coat of paste wax.
home | projects | blog
51 posts in 2438 days
Preview this project card
153 posts in 2086 days
#1 posted 02-03-2010 06:11 PM
I’ve learned that plain and simple are two very different words. I think your box is simple, but definitely not plain.
113368 posts in 2520 days
#2 posted 02-03-2010 06:14 PM
This is a unique box with a great design and cool idea using earth magnets as a latch. great job
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
12 posts in 1980 days
#3 posted 02-03-2010 06:15 PM
Beautiful, love the ebony/felt contrast! You did great.
-- Hand Turned Turkey Calls
4132 posts in 2073 days
#4 posted 02-03-2010 06:25 PM
I agree with Mike. This simple box allows you to focus on the shape and the color of the ebony – two very nice things!
-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive
15964 posts in 3162 days
#5 posted 02-03-2010 06:27 PM
Sweeeeet! But I ain’t even gonna ask what he wants to keep in there.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
959 posts in 2215 days
#6 posted 02-03-2010 07:17 PM
Yeah I would not call it plain either.. Well done box
Thanks for sharing
-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC
1007 posts in 2098 days
#7 posted 02-03-2010 07:19 PM
hi great looking box like the shape and design well down keep them coming
2608 posts in 1994 days
#8 posted 02-03-2010 07:43 PM
I second the use of the magnets. I like that it’s a nice, clean closure method that doesn’t distract the eye from the ebony.
Did you put anything behind the felt, or tape/glue it straight to the ebony?
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."
56 posts in 1987 days
#9 posted 02-03-2010 08:14 PM
Awesome job! Is that felt or did you use flock?
#10 posted 02-03-2010 08:42 PM
Thanks for the comments. The lining is adhesive backed velvet from Rockler. Charlie, the box is for some type of parchment scroll.Jonathan, I finished the box with lacquer inside and out and then put in the lining.
671 posts in 2159 days
#11 posted 02-03-2010 09:34 PM
Very, very, nice!!! The simplicity does the ebony justice. A nice purple heart stand might have really made it pop. Yet another project that I’m going to have to try, that is, if you don’t mind me borrowing the design.
-- Cheers and God Bless
2698 posts in 2230 days
#12 posted 02-03-2010 09:45 PM
Looks great to me
-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong
210 posts in 2033 days
#13 posted 02-03-2010 09:49 PM
Ebony is a simply beautiful wood. It sometimes presents some difficulties, especially with thinner stock. You’ve done a great job. This has an undeniably gothic look, and the fact that you used magnets to eliminate the need for hardware gives it an even more mysterious appearance.
-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?
3441 posts in 2818 days
#14 posted 02-05-2010 08:56 PM
SO cool… love it.
-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com
4542 posts in 1980 days
#15 posted 05-10-2010 10:52 AM
Stunning. Elegantly understated.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com
Go to Pulse page »
©2015 Verticalscope Inc. All Rights Reserved. |
Terms of Service
DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.
Latest Projects |
Latest Blog Entries |
Latest Forum Topics