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Project by Ian Hawthorne posted 1270 days ago 2559 views 17 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Guys

I made this awhile ago but I thought I would share it anyway.

Made from ripple sycamore with a slip matched lid. Mother of pearl inlays on the lid and escutcheon with a fine black border.
The lid is bordered in black acetal with polyester inlay.

The interior consists of 3 trays made from macassar ebony with polyester inlays. Lined in ecru pig suede and fitted with high quality nickel hardware, danish oil finish followed with wax.

Cheers

Ian

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





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 1270 days ago

Nice work!! But for cufflinks? ;-) Not many of us left that know what they are ;-((

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 1270 days ago

BTW, Welcome to LJ!! I’m the guy who makes the most facetious comments ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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twokidsnosleep

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#3 posted 1270 days ago

Superb box!
Really fine craftsmanship

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Sawdust2

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#4 posted 1270 days ago

+1

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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RPKnikker

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#5 posted 1270 days ago

nice work and good colors!

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 1270 days ago

That is good. choice of materials, combination and finish all superb. Purists may not like plastics but they can be useful sometimes. What kind of adhesive are you using for them, Ian?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Eagle1

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#7 posted 1270 days ago

Beautiful box. Great combo of wood. The inlay is superb,

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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RogerBean

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#8 posted 1270 days ago

Ian,
Another striking piece. The sycamore, ebony, ecru hide, and nickel work wonderfully together. No one does the art deco influence on boxes better! The details are impeccable, as usual. Running the ripple at an angle on the lid is a very nice and subtle touch also. I always look forward to seeing your posts.
Roger

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

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tdv

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#9 posted 1270 days ago

That is a very elegant box Ian I like the Art deco type contrasts Acetal is quite a strange plastic they use it for high temp engine parts on some German & japanese cars . We have machined it but I researched it & all the informaton said there was no satisfactory glue to bond it. What did you use?
Trevor

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

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Ian Hawthorne

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#10 posted 1270 days ago

Thanks Guys

As for the acetal it is very hard to bond but after experimenting for quite a while I found a plastic epoxy by unibond has the strongest hold, bear in mind it isn’t load bearing and basicly just sits there.

I run the acetal through my drum sander with 150grit on the side to be glued down and this adds a bit of extra grip.

Ian

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

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MasterSergeant

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#11 posted 1270 days ago

Wonderful piece, thank you for posting.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Glen Peterson

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#12 posted 1270 days ago

Just gorgeous. Thanks for joining and showing your pieces. Your outstanding craftsmanship is an inspiration.
Cheers,

-- Glen

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 1270 days ago

Hi Ian,

Really elegant box, with outstanding workmanship.

Lee

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#14 posted 1270 days ago

Ian, I know how to do the stuff you do, I just can’t believe the precision you do it with!

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

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#15 posted 1270 days ago

I’m pretty sure that this is the first time on this site I have ever seen “ecru pig suede” posted. The slipped matched wood on top is just… exquisite, as is the whole box. Very Crisp!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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