Fuchsia Box

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Project by Ian Hawthorne posted 09-30-2011 05:22 PM 2633 views 10 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All

This box was specially produced for Aryma, the creators of the realistic fuchsia marquetry used on the lid and box front. The interior has been finished with sawn Native Sycamore veneers and the matching Sycamore single tray is lined in rich red suede. The striking colour combinations of red, black, green and cream denote an oriental feel. The finish is an open grained French polish and high quality nickel hardware has been used.

This was a first for me using veneers that had to line up so precisely but all turned out well and they were over the moon.



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#1 posted 09-30-2011 05:36 PM

Yes, it’s very much evocative of the Japanese lacquer ware I’ve seen. This is a gorgeous piece; you have as much reason to be proud of it as the intended recipient has to be delighted by it.

Well done, sir.

-- Leland, OC Calif.,

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#2 posted 09-30-2011 05:53 PM

Ian, that is a stunning piece !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#3 posted 09-30-2011 06:01 PM

An absolutely gorgeous box. I’m very attracted to the oriental feel and the striking colors. As always, your craftsmanship is superb. A really, really nice piece.

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

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#4 posted 09-30-2011 06:01 PM

Stunning is right! Absolutely over the top!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 09-30-2011 06:05 PM

Very beautiful box, you did a fantastic job on this.

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#6 posted 09-30-2011 06:11 PM

What a beautiful box. Where to start. Aesthetically its perfect. The pattern match is spot on. The finish as well.
The craftsmanship flawless. An absolutely first class job and an eye catcher of a post.

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

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#7 posted 09-30-2011 06:42 PM

Ian that Is outstanding! please! show a how to? thanks!

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#8 posted 09-30-2011 07:04 PM

Wow! That’s just an outstanding piece. Great work.

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#9 posted 09-30-2011 07:44 PM

Love the color! Brihgt! Eye-catching..I’d be over the moon if I had made it too!

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#10 posted 09-30-2011 08:01 PM

I’m very partial to this style, and you have created a stunning example.

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

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#11 posted 09-30-2011 08:10 PM

Very elegant. Everything looks so tight and perect on it. Beautiful.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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Ian Hawthorne

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#12 posted 09-30-2011 08:15 PM

Many thanks guys – it was a real pleasure to produce this for Aryma, I produced a slideshow of the making



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#13 posted 09-30-2011 09:11 PM

Mr. Lazy?

I think not!

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

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#15 posted 09-30-2011 11:33 PM


-- Dreaming patterns

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