Sliding lid box

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Project by jaspr posted 09-26-2007 09:46 AM 2305 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box out of Tasmanian Blackwood, with a Sheoak panel in the lid. It has, what I think is, a Yellow Carrabean base. I’m not sure of the species because it was reclaimed from a drawer from some old furniture I knocked down.

I made the box using a Gifkins dovetail jig. Beaut bit of gear and easy to use. My mum liked it though the LOML kept referring to it as a pencil case – and she said she didn’t have any pencils to put in it. It’s too big for a pencil case!!

-- Claire

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#1 posted 09-26-2007 10:59 AM

Lovely box Claire.

It’s rather unusual to see sliding lid boxes and it’s refreshing for a change.

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#2 posted 09-26-2007 11:10 AM

Well designed and executed. I like the design of the sliding lid, looks like there was some thought in it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 09-26-2007 02:31 PM

Claire, you certainly don’t seem to be “just starting out” as your profile states. This is a beautiful box!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 09-26-2007 04:07 PM

Beautiful piece of functional art…great job.

-- Dave Idaho

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#5 posted 09-26-2007 05:07 PM

Lovely box, Claire. Welcome.

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

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#6 posted 09-27-2007 04:21 AM

Claire, this is a beautiful small wooden box; I just love small wooden boxes!

Sometimes we go overboard trying to enhance a simple box and in so doing, we detract from the core beauty inherent in this art form. Your box makes a simple statement – “less is more”.

Nice work.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#7 posted 09-27-2007 08:29 AM

Really like the arched base…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 09-27-2007 09:55 AM

thanks everyone

I can’t claim to have designed it. Its one of Roger Gifkins’s designs.

Charlie M – thanks for the encouragement – I just don’t post my disasters!

Don – I’ve been looking at your boxes on various forums – very inspirational!

-- Claire

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#9 posted 12-05-2007 08:47 PM

beautiful box, I like the mini raised panel.

-- With God all things are possible. Matt 20:26

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