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Project by Ian Hawthorne posted 02-28-2011 09:03 AM 3816 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All

This is a Art deco inspired jewellery box made from ripple sycamore with Indian rosewood trays and lined in yellow suede. I drew my inspiration for the lid from New York’s Chrysler building and consists of 22 pieces of ripple sycamore veneer laid out in a stepped pattern and the middle pieces are running in a different direction to show of the design. The lid is bordered with black acetal with polyester inlays. The hardware is good quality nickel and it has an ebony and aluminium escutcheon.It will be on display at the Dansel gallery in England.

Cheers Ian

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge! http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/





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patron

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#1 posted 02-28-2011 09:23 AM

congratulation on the show

nice work

welcome to LJ’s

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Muriel

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#2 posted 02-28-2011 10:59 AM

WAW ! Really nice piece of work.
The hardware also looks fantastic … I would like to find some like those in Belgium.

-- Muriel, Belgium

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RogerBean

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#3 posted 02-28-2011 02:07 PM

Ian,
A striking piece. Flawlessly executed. The lock escutcheon is a perfect complement. Nice, indeed.
Roger

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

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Roger

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#4 posted 02-28-2011 02:17 PM

this is really beautiful. how did you make the ring holders?? the yellow suede really looks good with your design

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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jeepturner

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#5 posted 02-28-2011 02:28 PM

A well thought out, well crafted beautiful box. I think you nailed the art deco look.

-- Mel,

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Ian Hawthorne

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#6 posted 02-28-2011 03:05 PM

Thanks Guys.

Roger the ring run is one piece of card cut to shape and covered in foam then suede, it is folded together and glued in place – quite hard to explain but works fine.

Ian

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge! http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/

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#7 posted 02-28-2011 03:13 PM

Beautiful! Yup think that about sums it up…lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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tdv

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#8 posted 02-28-2011 03:41 PM

That is seriously good I love Art deco & you represented it perfectly, it’s a beauty
Best
Trevor

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

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 02-28-2011 03:44 PM

Wow.

After seeing an example of your computer design skills, at first I thought this was another model. The perfection of your execution almost makes this box look like it could not have been fabricated by human hands.

I’m envious of your skill, Ian.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 02-28-2011 05:43 PM

Amazing all the way around. The Hinges are perfect along with everything else. What a beautiful box!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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larryw

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#11 posted 03-02-2011 04:53 AM

Take note everyone, this guy is a professonal. I’ve known about Ian and his work for some time,and was pleasantly surprised when I noticed he had joined LJ’s. Ian, I look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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bigike

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#12 posted 03-05-2011 01:06 AM

great work.

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

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britman

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#13 posted 03-05-2011 01:58 AM

Beautiful box well made

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