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Project by MattinCincy posted 1262 days ago 2073 views 20 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of quick boxes that I ended up giving to mom – she always likes that! Both are curly maple with bloodwood lids and splines. One has a stainless steel and ebony lift, the other one a tilting lid with a couple of “stonehenge like” rocks for some detail.

Both boxes finished with shellac and wax, except no finish on the ebony – it is polished only – and the rocks and stainless.

-- Wag more, bark less.





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WWilson

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#1 posted 1262 days ago

Awesome boxes! I really like the graduated splines and how you inset the lids. Excellent work!!!

-Will

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Glen Peterson

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#2 posted 1262 days ago

Nice work, they are both very attractive. Not a negative comment at all, but I prefer the look of the larger lid that covers the sides of the box. Both of the lifts are very creative, I don’t recall seeing anythiing like either of them.

-- Glen

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 1262 days ago

beautiful work – real nice boxes, I like the first one more (stainless pull) – it has real nice proportions and ratios that work real well.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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lanwater

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#4 posted 1262 days ago

Cool box. very nice combination.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Dan'um Style

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#5 posted 1262 days ago

excellent work … very appealing. The change in spline depths is a nice detail, so are the smooth rounded corners.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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rkoorman

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#6 posted 1262 days ago

Now and then there comes a piece that really blows your mind. It really pops. I also like to way you took the photo’s! What kind of blade did yoy use to cut the splines?

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/

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stefang

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#7 posted 1261 days ago

Great looking box’s and really good workmanship too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Sam

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#8 posted 1261 days ago

Very beautiful and inspiring. I am sure mom loved them!

-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY

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ellen35

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#9 posted 1261 days ago

Very nice work. I love the handle on the first one… really has an asian flair.
The keys came out really well.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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bigike

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#10 posted 1261 days ago

very nice little boxes, bloodwood and maple contrast each other nicely.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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tyskkvinna

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#11 posted 1261 days ago

These are absolutely gorgeous. I love the soft lines to it, and the stainless/ebony handle is amazing.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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Maveric777

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#12 posted 1261 days ago

What is there not to like about these little jewels? Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Andy

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#13 posted 1261 days ago

Cool little boxes, I really like the rich details and colors.
The handles are unique and artsy, thanks for posting these gems,
Andy

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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kokaneesailor

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#14 posted 1261 days ago

Beautiful contrast, love the river rocks idea for the lid handle.

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Mark Blomster

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#15 posted 1261 days ago

Very sharp looking boxes. I really like the colors and the handles. Nicely done!

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