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Walnut Jewellery Box with concealed drawers.

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Project by Ian Hawthorne posted 06-19-2011 04:19 PM 5700 views 91 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All

This is my latest commission – it is made from black walnut with sycamore inlays. The lid is made from bandsawn veneers with the grain running front to back. The flap is held in place in the close position with 2 spring catches and the box is lined in mulberry suede. Finished with several coats of blonde shellac followed by wax. Fitted with nickel hardware.

Cheers

Ian

-- Worlds Best Box Hardware! https://www.facebook.com/NeatHardware?ref=hl





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rkoorman

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#1 posted 06-19-2011 04:22 PM

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RogerBean

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#2 posted 06-19-2011 04:27 PM

Ian,
I always look forward to seeing your next piece, and you never disappoint. This one is no exception. A pinnacle of good taste and restraint. Flawlessly crafted. Very nice drawer and front design. The drop down is a neat and effective way to handle drawers and eliminate exterior clutter.
Roger

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

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 06-19-2011 04:31 PM

Amazing work. Flawless!!! I just love it.

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

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#4 posted 06-19-2011 04:31 PM

Wow!

Everything Roger said. I particularly like the drop-down feature, and, of course, the spectacular attention to detail.

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

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#5 posted 06-19-2011 04:36 PM

Classic, elegant, beautiful.
Very nice work Ian.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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itsmic

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#6 posted 06-19-2011 04:38 PM

Very Fine Jewelry Box, Great design and shape, beautiful wood and excellent craftsmanship, Your consistency of perfection is an inspiration, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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Roger

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#7 posted 06-19-2011 04:40 PM

very kool design. that purple interior really looks elegant with that beautiful Walnut

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#8 posted 06-19-2011 04:42 PM

Ian -

Absolutely beautiful workmanship.

Thanks,

Randy

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#9 posted 06-19-2011 05:22 PM

Superb example of elegance and fine craftsmanship!
I just love to see each piece of work that you present…. they are such fine examples
for boxmakers like myself to aspire to and learn from.

I also really like the drop down lid and the details of the drawers….. and of course, the
absolutely “fine” detail of your beautiful inlays…... such fine work !

Thanks Ian

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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Ian Hawthorne

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#10 posted 06-19-2011 05:25 PM

Many thanks guys – it was very enjoyable making this box and I hope to do some more with the drop down flap.

Cheers

Ian

-- Worlds Best Box Hardware! https://www.facebook.com/NeatHardware?ref=hl

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#11 posted 06-19-2011 05:35 PM

Innovative and creative to say the least. Like everyone else, I like the drop front alot. What keeps it in place? Am I seeing ball catches in the photo?

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#12 posted 06-19-2011 05:45 PM

Hello Ian,
I just yesterday orderred a pair of your HQ-php hinges and was interested in a box lock but noticed the hinges are not yet available in nickel and the lock set is only availanle in nickel…which will not allow for a matching set.
Any input as to when the nickel HQ-php hinges will be available? I personally prefer the look of nickel over brass.
Thanks!

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#13 posted 06-19-2011 05:45 PM

Magnificent in every way shape and form

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

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#14 posted 06-19-2011 05:53 PM

Now that is a very smooth box, I love it!

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

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#15 posted 06-19-2011 06:04 PM

Details , details, and more fine details !! I think you hit all of them 100% !!
Love the Nickel / Walnut look and the inlays are superb as well .
Right into my favorites with this one : )

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

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