simple and clean - III

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Project by Hawk9 posted 09-30-2010 08:26 PM 1862 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

walnut, maple, homemade hinges
Tried following a tip from LJ rance to get better pics

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#1 posted 09-30-2010 09:53 PM


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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.

-- "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.

-- Pie

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