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walnut, maple, homemade hingesTried following a tip from LJ rance to get better pics
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#1 posted 09-30-2010 09:53 PM
-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com
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#2 posted 09-30-2010 11:35 PM
You do wonderful work, my Friend!! Thanks for sharing it and Welcome to LJ’s!!
-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.
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#3 posted 10-01-2010 12:56 AM
I’ve been following your posts with interest. The idea of “simple and clean” is one I find very attractive, yet the simple box that is also “beautiful” is not so easy to achieve as one would think. A fancy lid is not sufficient (though there’s nothing wrong with it). Most of my posts have been somewhat more complex, but I am experimenting at the moment with the simple, but beautiful box. Who knows, I might even get something tolerable. I like your work. Keep making boxes.Roger
-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)
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#4 posted 10-01-2010 07:50 AM
Simple and clean you may say – but so beautiful. There’s a lot to be said about making something so eye catching without overdoing it.
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#5 posted 10-01-2010 12:47 PM
This little jewel is definitely an outstanding example that a project does not have to go overboard with complexity to be impressive. I agree with Jordan … “There’s a lot to be said about making something so eye catching without overdoing it”...
Well done and welcome to Lumber Jocks….
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.
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#6 posted 10-01-2010 05:46 PM
Those hinges are great. They really take your box to the next level. Thanks for sharing it.
-- Jason - Colorado Springs
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#7 posted 10-02-2010 02:05 AM
very very nice
-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK
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#8 posted 10-02-2010 02:18 AM
So … now you have to tell us the photo tip ! Is it something like a soft-focus filter, or … is that just my glasses getting dirty ;-)
But … simple and clean … raises the stakes. I mean … when it’s not all cluttered up with doo-dads, nooks, crannies, blended species, and stuck on what-nots … the craftsmanship and design are REALLY in the spotlight.
And yours is first-rate.
Beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing !
-- -- Neil
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#9 posted 10-02-2010 05:59 PM
Classy, just how I like it.
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#10 posted 10-04-2010 06:46 PM
I really like the clean lines, and those hinges, that’s thinking outside the box. Keep practising with the pics, they are getting better.
-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--
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#11 posted 10-19-2010 05:07 AM
Simply stunning. A great reminder that things don’t have to be forced to be grand.
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#12 posted 02-04-2012 07:06 PM
WOW! Nice colors and very clean finish. Keep’ em coming.
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