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Project by moonls posted 1172 days ago 1035 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This 3 box collection was inspired by the pieces of wood that I’d been saving to use for box tops. Both the walnut and cherry pieces contained knots that I stabilized with doses of C/A glue before finish was applied. The small box top was made from walnut with a shimmering figure and was accented with maple and purple heart. The box bottoms were made from mahogany. 2 were lined with felt and one with purple heart. The finish was 2-3 coats of minwax water-based poly.
I give thanks to Ellen 35 for artistic inspiration. Thanks for looking and comments are welcome

-- Lorna, Cape Cod





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ellen35

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#1 posted 1172 days ago

I’ve seen these boxes in person… the photos don’t do them justice. The chatoyance on all three covers is spectacular! The knots just pop (no pun intended)
Nice work Lorna.
Ellen

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

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littlecope

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#2 posted 1172 days ago

Lorna’s making Boxes!! Who knew?! Well… I guess Ellen did… :)
Nice Job(s)!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Lenny

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#3 posted 1172 days ago

Wonderful pieces Lorna and beautiful wood. I am partial to the cherry top. I love the wavy grain.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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degoose

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#4 posted 1172 days ago

i love the use of NFG…that is …. Natural Feature Grain….

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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patron

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#5 posted 1172 days ago

and the journey begins

have a wonderful
and safe trip
keep us posted

you know

wish you were here…............

-- 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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Jesus David Gil

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#6 posted 1172 days ago

The best boxes I’ve seen, beautiful, congratulations

-- Jesus, Bogotá D.C

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grizzman

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#7 posted 1172 days ago

the making of boxes is contagious…you did a wonderful job. i like the mixing of the woods for your tops…very well done…i also like the mitered keys….looks like lora and ellen are in cahoots…lol…keep it up lorna

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

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 1171 days ago

Nice work on all of them : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 1170 days ago

Lorna, you did a very nice job on these boxes – they look great.

-- 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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