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Project by orionoriginals posted 05-29-2011 12:50 AM 1741 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These pictures show just some of the avenues I have been exploring when it comes to woodworking. As you can see, I am mainly interested in making boxes of all types and these are but a small sample of what I have done. Hoefully, I can figure out how to make a Gallery of my work so I can show it all – and soon!

-- Jamie

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#1 posted 05-29-2011 01:03 AM

welcome to LJ’s

i see what you ‘saw’

and i like

well done

-- 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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#2 posted 05-29-2011 01:07 AM

Whoa Jamie, these are some very nice boxes….. looks like you are off to the races, right out of the starting block!
Love the corner design on your first picture and also the celtic knot…. as well as the rest of your work….
How is the corner design done? inlay? scroll saw? ?

A big welcome to LJ’s and man, did you find the site that is the boxmakers dream! There is an absolute “Bank Vault” of information here on this site….

Look forward to seeing more of your projects !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#3 posted 05-29-2011 01:18 AM

very nice boxes!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 05-29-2011 07:43 AM

This is beautiful work
Show us more!!

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

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#5 posted 05-29-2011 08:34 AM

Great looking boxes!

-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

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#6 posted 05-29-2011 03:50 PM

Nice Set of Boxes, All have artistic flair and beautiful wood combos, Welcome to lj’s, a great place to learn and share

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#7 posted 05-30-2011 01:27 AM

I’ve seen these in person and they stand up to inspection. No tricks of the camera here.

Nice work Jamie.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#8 posted 05-30-2011 10:43 PM

Thanks everyone – it’s always great to get positive feedback on your work. Gene – as of now, I don’t do traditional inlay or scroll saw work – I assume you are talking about the bentwood-style box with the frog on it. That is hand-drawn and then hand-painted in the traditional manner of the N.W. Coast natives. The opposing corner has a different frog design entirely on it with inlayed abalone eyes. It was a gift for my niece who is presently working on her Master’s in Biology (and seems to be concentrating big-time on amphibians). She worked for a ‘zoo’ on the mainland which specializes in preserving endangered species and was responsible for bringing back a species of frog which was just about wiped out. She now works for the Durrell Zoo on the Isle of Jersey and will be finishing her contract there in November and then back here to finish off her degree. I just finished a course in Celtic design and this will probably be featured more and more in my work. It’s getting to be fun incorporating so many different art styles in one or more projects! Paul - Thank you very much for your comments – after seeing your work it means a lot to me!

-- Jamie

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#9 posted 05-31-2011 12:37 AM

Beautiful stuff. I really like the 4th pic (your asian box)

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#10 posted 06-01-2011 07:06 PM

Yeah, we do too! It’s a variation of a tea caddy I make where instead of leaving the sides vertical, I cut the sides of the box at a 5 deg. angle to the highest blade height setting on my table saw (which is about 4”). This leaves a vertical rim about 1” high all around the top. As this was made for the 5th anniversary of one of our favourite nieces, the usual yin/yang symbol was replaced with the Japanese symbol for happiness! A very appropriate one for Nadine and Phillipe as they just found out they were expecting when this was made. They have since had Vincent – a great little boy (even if he did look a little like a prune when born). Materials are native red and yellow cedar, lacquered and waxed.

-- Jamie

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#11 posted 06-05-2011 09:43 PM

Nice boxes, all of them. I’m particularly enamored with the Scrabble boxes though. Thanks for sharing.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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