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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.
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#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.
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#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
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#3 posted 02-03-2010 06:15 PM
Beautiful, love the ebony/felt contrast! You did great.
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#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
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#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"
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#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
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#7 posted 02-03-2010 07:19 PM
hi great looking box like the shape and design well down keep them coming
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#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."
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#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.
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#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.
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#12 posted 02-03-2010 09:45 PM
Looks great to me
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#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?
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#14 posted 02-05-2010 08:56 PM
SO cool… love it.
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#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
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