Celtic Box #4

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Project by Patrick May posted 01-08-2011 05:46 PM 2953 views 19 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A jewelry box made with Spalted Maple sides , book-matched quarter-sawn Bog Oak veneer top, solid Bog Oak trim,with brass pin in hasp.Lined with black velvet. . The 5,000 year old Bog Oak dug up from the peat bogs of Ireland and England . Finished in Danish oil and wax. 11” x 7” x 4”

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#1 posted 01-08-2011 06:04 PM

Thats AWESOME! I cant help but think that it would have made a nice cigar humidifier. Love the hinges, and the clasp…...heck I love the whole thing! Can you tell me where you got the wood? Id love to have some of that

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#2 posted 01-08-2011 07:01 PM

That is a beautiful piece of historical wood. You didn’t mention the hinges, I don’t think anyway, but they are one of my favorite p;arts of the box – along with the clasp.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 01-08-2011 07:11 PM

Great looking design and even better looking craftsmanship ! I really like the look of this, it stands out with all the attention to details. Awesome work and thanks for sharing !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#4 posted 01-08-2011 07:13 PM

what a beautiful box…great woods to use also…very nice touches with the hinges and such…i to would like to know about this bog oak and where you get some..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 01-08-2011 07:24 PM

Gorgeous wood and box Patrick.

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

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#6 posted 01-08-2011 07:53 PM

very nice box p you got there..the latch are beautiful too—nicely thought out

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#7 posted 01-08-2011 09:47 PM

Nice job Patrick! I started working on box joint hinges before Christmas and got side-tracked on other projects. I need to get back to them after seeing yours.

-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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#8 posted 01-08-2011 10:08 PM

That box is so unusual and also beautiful. You did a great job on the hinges and catch and I think that the woods you chose contrast in a wonderful way and enhance the design of the box very well.

-- 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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#9 posted 01-09-2011 12:33 AM

A fascinating series. Sensitive, economic use of the Bog Oak with some good knot carving. Interesting contrast of Spalted Maple. Whats not to like. An excellent piece and a good post, Patrick.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 01-09-2011 02:36 AM

Wow, really like this… nicely done

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#11 posted 01-09-2011 02:50 AM

That is a beautiful box!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#12 posted 01-09-2011 05:42 AM

Nicely, nicely done. I love the hinges, but the clasp is astonishing. you must have carved it after separation, because the knotwork shows no room for a kerf.

-- Telescope Maker, Woodworker, Brewer, Gizmologist, Gardner, Lawn Mower

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#13 posted 01-09-2011 04:42 PM

Great project and presentation.

-- Dust to more Dust -

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#14 posted 01-09-2011 04:46 PM

Ohhhh that killer clasp set up on the front just makes this piece IMO…. Man! I really like that….. Very cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#15 posted 01-10-2011 04:54 PM

Great looking box – Well done on the latch and hinges.

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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