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Project by tomd posted 09-14-2011 03:54 AM 2389 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 09-14-2011 04:02 AM

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 09-14-2011 04:12 AM

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 09-14-2011 04:15 AM

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

-- Rick -Tulsa

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jbschutz

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#4 posted 09-14-2011 04:52 AM

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 09-14-2011 05:28 AM

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 09-14-2011 05:31 AM

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 09-14-2011 06:09 AM

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

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#8 posted 09-14-2011 06:10 AM

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

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#9 posted 09-14-2011 06:56 AM

Your work is extremely nice and impressive quality.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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Woodwrecker

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#10 posted 09-14-2011 07:48 AM

Your work is out of this world Tom !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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BertFlores58

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#11 posted 09-14-2011 08:03 AM

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 09-14-2011 12:03 PM

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 09-14-2011 12:37 PM

Gorgeous! Special! Impressive

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

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michelletwo

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#14 posted 09-14-2011 12:55 PM

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 09-14-2011 01:13 PM

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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