Love Box

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Project by bluemax posted 08-01-2011 09:35 PM 1733 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had been thinking about one of Britboxmaker’s boxes (white field with black dots next to a black field with white dots) when a client asked me to make her a box for her anniversary. He’s Italian while she’s French. I had this idea, to oppose the two nationalities word for love, and she loved it. I’m posting it here in order to play back Britboxmakers idea to him with a Canadian twist. See where ideas lead you! Like Robert Frost said, “Way leads on to way”. I hope you and he enjoy the box .
I should also mention, for those who are interested, The box is made of Indian rosewood, while the lid is made of padauk and black dyed pear with an ebony and boxwood inlay.

-- Bluemax - Risk is necessary!

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#1 posted 08-01-2011 09:44 PM

Nicely done.

I’m afraid to guess what they will keep in it.

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

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#2 posted 08-01-2011 09:52 PM

Nice indeed. Both the idea and the execution.

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

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#3 posted 08-01-2011 09:56 PM

Very nice indeed.
I have to say that at first glance I thought it was done in Boulle style marquetry, which gives you identical but opposite motifs. Then I realized my mistake. Oops!

Really nice inlay

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

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#4 posted 08-02-2011 03:18 AM

I can say enough nice things about this box ! excellent

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 08-02-2011 01:30 PM

Truly a Lovely box, Great Job!!

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

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#6 posted 08-02-2011 10:09 PM

Very interesting. Splendid job there. Being tri-lingual (English/ French/ Italian – well a bit) have no problem with the language. I even use the French spelling of ‘mitre’ myself.

I particularly like the red/black contrast and the light framing strip. Good box.

Well whats not to like really. I’m enjoying it.

Also thanks for the mention, this has lifted my day.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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