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Project by ronstar posted 04-27-2017 02:22 PM 1287 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bocote box with sliding lid. Box joints, leather bottom, turquoise inlay and ebony trim. Shellac and wax.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois





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Jerry

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#1 posted 04-27-2017 06:35 PM

Really beautiful, I love the contrasts and the box is ingenious.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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pottz

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#2 posted 04-27-2017 06:51 PM

i usually dont comment on boxes just because there are too many on here,but sometimes one comes along that just makes me smile,and this one does.i love the choice of woods and design,simple and elegant,nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Rrrandy

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#3 posted 04-28-2017 05:58 AM

Love it. Ebony isn’t cheap. Did you make it for someone special?

-- Y'all need to locate a sense of humor. Borrow one if you can't find yours...

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ronstar

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#4 posted 04-28-2017 10:38 AM

Rrrandy – I had some “scraps” of ebony left after another project – I just made it for myself – a practice project for future turquoise inlays

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 04-28-2017 01:27 PM

This is an outstanding box and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Bernard58

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#6 posted 04-28-2017 08:42 PM

Love the design, the choice of woods and the inlay. Very nice!

-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium - http://www.delaeywood.be

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EricTwice

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#7 posted 04-28-2017 09:06 PM

I really like what you’ve done.

My wife likes it also

It is good to see someone else playing with turquoise. I have been fooling around with it for a couple of years. Nothing worth showing, Yet.

I was surprised that it’s soft enough that I can work it with woodworking abrasives, and the green compound I use in sharpening will put a beautiful shine on it.

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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ronstar

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#8 posted 04-28-2017 09:17 PM

Thanks guys. Eric – I was stunned by the softness of Turquoise also – I started with a 4” grinder because I had the stuff 1/8” thick over about half the top. Then I put it through my drum sander and it took it down flush with no problem. I certainly didn’t need to use a grinder.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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Andy Smith

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#9 posted 04-29-2017 12:16 AM

I love all of the fantastic details. It really makes the whole project

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david38

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#10 posted 04-29-2017 01:43 PM

looks great

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