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Project by TJ65 posted 10-10-2010 03:29 AM 2531 views 10 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I feel as though I can sigh with relief as this project has now been completed. It is my first Origional design and this is the prototype. I origioanlly started this back in july but since then there have been many interuptions and it is only now 3months later that it is finally finished. PHEW!
I thought it up and slowly it has come about with many problems encountered and fixed, there is a couple of design problems that with the next one will be ok. Like a draw front that was too thin so I had to put a thin strip of wood (well actually a paddle pop stick) to strengthen it. As it was going to be covered anyway it looks ok.

It is made of maple, cut on the scrollsaw, carved in places and coated with what felt like thousands of coats of white shellac.
The next one I make will be made with a nicer timber as I really dont like the colour but the pink interior looks great with it. It is only 12cm wide and 7.5cm high.
I carved the lid and the leaves act as a lever to open the lid. Because of the way the lid opens the draw at the back has no handle, so it is a little secret draw. Also the draws are kept in place with magnets to stop them coming out easily.
My daughter has already put her name on this one so if I want one, it looks as though I will have to start making it.
Hope you like it.

-- Theresa, https://www.facebook.com/derrymore/





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TheGravedigger

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#1 posted 10-10-2010 03:48 AM

Very nice. It reminds me of some of the early 20th century porcelain pieces that my grandparents had. Lots of potential for variations, too.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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#2 posted 10-10-2010 03:52 AM

its beautyfull Theresa so simpel is it beautyfull

take care
Dennis

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savannah505

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#3 posted 10-10-2010 04:00 AM

Looks great, your getting better all the time.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Dark_Lightning

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#4 posted 10-10-2010 04:09 AM

You mean 12 cm by 7 cm, right? Cute little box, in any event.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#5 posted 10-10-2010 04:11 AM

Beautiful work Theresa.
The little drawers are really cool, and your carving work speaks for itself.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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lightweightladylefty

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#6 posted 10-10-2010 04:16 AM

Theresa,

Your box is really quite lovely. We can’t imagine making such tiny drawers . . . and with such details. The carving is very nice. An extremely delightful box! Thanks for posting.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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ND2ELK

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#7 posted 10-10-2010 04:43 AM

Exquisite detail and design. Outstanding piece! Very impressive work. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Bob Collins

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#8 posted 10-10-2010 05:07 AM

Beautiful box Theresa, well worth the patience to amke it. Look forward to seeing the next one.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Dez

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#9 posted 10-10-2010 06:38 AM

WAY to COOL! Your ability to free-form design is beyond me!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#10 posted 10-10-2010 07:06 AM

Beautiful work Theresa fantastic looking design

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jordan

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#11 posted 10-10-2010 07:14 AM

Theresa – that is so unique! Really! I love hoe the drawers pull out around the petals. Very very beautiful!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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TJ65

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#12 posted 10-10-2010 08:01 AM

Thanks guys,
atom jack, my bad!! I fixed it up now thanx.

-- Theresa, https://www.facebook.com/derrymore/

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#13 posted 10-10-2010 10:14 AM

Seriously nice…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @ lasercreationsbylarry.com.au

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majuvla

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#14 posted 10-10-2010 11:56 AM

Very nice and too complicated for me to try.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#15 posted 10-10-2010 12:35 PM

Theresa! This is so beautiful and unique! It actually took my breath away when I first saw it! It is so clever and just incredible! And your design is so good. What a great job!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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