Triangle box

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Project by tomd posted 08-02-2011 11:15 PM 2203 views 6 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Triangle box, I did not know what else to call it, it’s bandings and motifs are made up of triangles. This is a Crawford style box, veneered in makore, it’s very easy veneer to work with I say that because I am new to many veneers and each new one is an adventure, this makore is easy to cut and sand, when finished it is a rich undulating brown color. The interior motif was done before the lid was curved and the outside after it was curved. This is the first time I have used a lock on my boxes, I always felt a lock was superfluous, a scewdriver would snap one of these locks and if someone wanted to steal the jewels they could carry the box away, it ranked up there with the portable safe, if it’s portable it’s not very safe is it, however everyone likes a lock on a box and they look really neat, so I defer to popular desires. Quadrant hinges and burgundy velvet interior, finish is shellac. Size W12” x D9” x H7”.

-- Tom D

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#1 posted 08-02-2011 11:27 PM

Lots to like in this box. The bold banding works wall with the makore. The veneer is nicely figured for this size box, but not so busy as to conflict with the inlays. The corner fans work well, too. I also really like inlays on the inside of the lid. When you open the box, it seems like the lid wants to say something, and the inlaid sunburst fills the bill.

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

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#2 posted 08-02-2011 11:30 PM

Tom, I love your style!! This is some fantastic workmanship and artistry!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#3 posted 08-03-2011 12:04 AM

Fine looking box Tom. The quadrant hinges and lock are good additions to your box. And you’re right they’re obviously not for protection from theft but for addtion to appearance. Did you make the bandings and fans? Bandings with patterns take some planning to meet at the miters. Good looking veneer. Nice ideas on the lid.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#4 posted 08-03-2011 12:14 AM

Verrrrry nice. The lock is to keep the kids and maybe wandering relatives out!!

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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#5 posted 08-03-2011 12:28 AM

beautiful box tom…i have not worked with veneers yet , maybe someday i will , but this just looks regal..and you did a wonderful job of it…

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

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#6 posted 08-03-2011 12:31 AM

Wow, Tom….. quite impressive. The “triangles” are outstanding.

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

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#7 posted 08-03-2011 12:34 AM

WOW, and WOW, That is just Beautiful and Masterfully done, Your skill and Artistic Flair have all come together in this piece, I love Your common sense and down to earth approach to Your work, This box has a mystical beauty and intrigue.
The work on the lid design is outstanding, and the interior features just knock me out, great job, thanks for sharing Tom

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#8 posted 08-03-2011 01:07 AM

Tom, this is just beautiful, maybe that would be a good name for it.

As Roger said there is a lot to like about it. I can’t pick a favorite… I just like it all.

Really nice imagination, design and of course flawless execution.

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

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#9 posted 08-03-2011 01:22 AM

Reply to Randy, yes I made the banding and fans from walnut, cherry and maple, those are the three woods that are avaible in my region.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 08-03-2011 01:28 AM

that is just super

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 08-03-2011 01:31 AM

Another great box Tom.

Really like them all

-- Back home. Fernando

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#12 posted 08-03-2011 01:44 AM

Great box,Tom. Elegant and classy. The triangle flourishes add a bit of bling, and yet it has a good old-world feel to it. Art and craftsmanship!

-- jbschutz

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#13 posted 08-03-2011 02:14 AM

Classy !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#14 posted 08-03-2011 03:24 AM

Really nice box. Locksets in boxes this size were historically intended as deterrents only. To annoy the idle curious rather than it being any kind of a strong box capable of offering any security for the contents.

Again, really nice work. Beautiful wood.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#15 posted 08-03-2011 04:09 AM


The box is really beautiful. Every detail goes together so nicely and the workmanship looks flawless.

Thanks for posting.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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