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Project by tomd posted 1045 days ago 2331 views 16 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a walnut burl veneer box done with a baltic birch ply base. The banding is done with walnut, cherry and maple, the design I took from a hardwood floor border I saw, it was 12” wide so I had to down size it quite a bit, the small triangles in the banding are only 1/8” per side. The corners were also taken from the same floor, they look like little bow ties, so I used that theme in the interior. The lift handle for the tray has a bow tie handle carved from walnut. On the interior lid are two passionate tango dancers, and he is wearing a bow tie.

-- Tom D





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zlatanv

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#1 posted 1045 days ago

Wow! you do some fine work. Your boxes look awesome, and the inlays are incredible, love the flare on the inside.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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dustprocrastinator

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#2 posted 1045 days ago

very nice box, and the marquetry of the couple dancing the tango is great, makes me want to put a bolero on and grab my wife to dance the tango!

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WoodScrap

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#3 posted 1045 days ago

WOW! I don’t know what else to say. Beautiful!

-- Rick -Tulsa

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jbschutz

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#4 posted 1045 days ago

Beautiful box, Tom…..especially the tango-ing pair. Elegant and whimsical.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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peteg

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#5 posted 1045 days ago

That’s one classy box Tom, beautiful :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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shipwright

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#6 posted 1045 days ago

Magnificent Tom, a real inspiration. Nice work all around but especially the marquetry.

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

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lightweightladylefty

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#7 posted 1045 days ago

Tom,

I especially love your “flooring” border. It is stunning! The bow tie theme is very clever. The whole box really shines! Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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smitty22

590 posts in 1545 days


#8 posted 1045 days ago

Just lovely, a work of art in a box!

Been meaning to ask someone (your box is a good example and reminded me), what type of recess is used for the hinge arms?

thanks!
Dale

-- Smitty

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

4934 posts in 1907 days


#9 posted 1045 days ago

Your work is extremely nice and impressive quality.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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Woodwrecker

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#10 posted 1045 days ago

Your work is out of this world Tom !

-- Having fun...Eric

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BertFlores58

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#11 posted 1045 days ago

Wow! Very fine work and very nice hinges as well. The contrast for the banding, inside marguetry is really amazing even it was recycled. Thanks for posting.

-- Bert

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 1045 days ago

Amazing work on this, a real beauty!

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

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spanky46

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#13 posted 1045 days ago

Gorgeous! Special! Impressive

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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michelletwo

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#14 posted 1045 days ago

EXQUISITE! Just lovely.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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hingeman

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#15 posted 1045 days ago

Nice one, Tom – very much like the corner details and mirrored for the escutcheon, and the choice of colours for the decoration.
Andrew.

-- Andrew Crawford, Shropshire, UK http://www.box-making.com

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