"Cartier" box

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Project by KnickKnack posted 1135 days ago 1223 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally finished my latest attempt to make an elegant box, including some new challenges.

As usual, it was better in my head than it turned out, but, that said, I actually quite like it.

I blogged the entire construction here – although I don’t think you’ll learn very much about woodworking there.

I’m always jealous when I see “Here are the pieces before I glue it together” pictures, so I’ve included one of mine. There was even a discussion going on about whether people even made some of the things they’d posted. As if I’d have stolen these pictures!

Anyway – Single piece of Ash and Jatoba (probably), hot linseed oil finish.

As always – throw your best critiques and comments my way.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#1 posted 1135 days ago

Nice feel to this box with the lines you chose. I also love the heartwood/sapwood combination and how you wrapped it around the box.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#2 posted 1135 days ago

Nice box. I have not seen one designed like this before. I bet you that someone will come along pick up the lid turn it 180 deg and put it back on. That would drive me crazy. LOL Inside I would be yelling “You idiot, the grain matches.” Out loud I would softly say “No that’s the wrong way. Do you see how all the little lines match up perfectly when you put it the right way.”

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#3 posted 1135 days ago

Nice lines on this box! The taper on the sides/legs looks nice as well.

LOL, I’m with Rex.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#4 posted 1134 days ago

Art deco written all over it my favourite too. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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