Rosewood box

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Project by tomd posted 12-16-2010 06:45 AM 1953 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Crawford style veneered rosewood jewelry box lined with green velvet, stringing is yellowheart, maple and ebonized walnut, 12W x 9D x 7H. Being new to veneering this is the first time using rosewood, it cuts nicely but to my suprise the pores are enormus, had to use two coats of pore filler too large to use finish alone.

-- Tom D

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#1 posted 12-16-2010 11:11 AM

That is another beautiful box Tom can I ask waht adhesive did you use on the lining? I used spray contact adhesive & although I tried to give it a really light coat I got a bit of bleed through yours seems perfect
Best regards

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#2 posted 12-16-2010 01:50 PM

Terrific as always Tom. Wonderful execution and the tray is a great touch. What keeps the tray floating by the way? Can’t tell in the pics. Really like that color combination of the interior with the brown of the Rosewood too. A real gem.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#3 posted 12-16-2010 02:50 PM

Nice job on a very difficult box. Bu,t the challenges were worth the effort. Perhaps you will inspire others to try some veneered boxes. I’m waiting to see your next project. Keep ‘em coming. And, thanks for the heads-up on the rosewood.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 12-16-2010 03:14 PM

Wow, that is nice. Good job all around.
The hardware is top notch. Installing quadrant hinges scare me.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 12-16-2010 03:28 PM

This is an awesome piece Tom. I am very impressed of you talented craftsman whom make the veneer look so easy and nail it flawlessly. Frankly I am scared to death of it….lol

You done good Tom…. Real Good….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 12-16-2010 03:34 PM

Great looking box. Beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 12-16-2010 04:01 PM

Trevor, I use spray adhesive also but I spray it on card stock already cut to size, lay the material on it then cut the material to size letting enough to fold around the edges, make cuts for the corners then spray the back of the card stock roll the edges over, another light spray then press in. Chip, there are small triangular pieces in the corners.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 12-16-2010 04:19 PM

Another very impressive piece Tom! I enjoy seeing each one. Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 12-16-2010 05:53 PM

Good one Tom! Not a easy job to tackle one of Andrew’s curved boxes but you’ve done a fine job with the shaping and veneering. Look forward to seeing many more from you.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#10 posted 12-16-2010 06:14 PM

Beautiful. This is high quality work.

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#11 posted 12-19-2010 06:30 AM

very very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 01-13-2011 12:55 AM

I did miss this splendid box. Gorgeous work Tom.
Maybe some day I´ll make a trip to Crawford´s shop.

-- Back home. Fernando

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