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Project by tomd posted 11-23-2011 04:27 AM 2381 views 3 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Crawford style box made of myrtle burl veneer over baltic burch ply, a homemade “ribbon on a stick” banding. The interior is brown velvet and a girl in Paris. This is also a little different build of this type of box instead of milling a curved side in MDF I used burch ply for the sides.

-- Tom D





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Hallmark

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 05:07 AM

You make it look so easy! Great job.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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larryw

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#2 posted 11-23-2011 05:33 AM

Wow! Tom, that’s beautiful. Very tastefully done

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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kiefer

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#3 posted 11-23-2011 05:39 AM

Tom that is absolutely exquisite !
Another example of your talent and fine craftsmanship which I admire a lot .

Thanks Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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shipwright

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#4 posted 11-23-2011 05:57 AM

Another really nice box Tom.
Your marquetry is just sweet. Your ribbon banding looks very real and three dimensional. The nostalgic Parisian graphic and fleur de lis are perfect embellishments for a superbly built box.

I just love your work.

Thanks

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

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 11-23-2011 05:59 AM

Tom, I started off by commenting to myself that this is a very nice box. When I saw the photo 3 my reaction was Wow!. One of the best boxes I have seen since I have been particpating in LJs.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 11-23-2011 06:01 AM

Looking good tom ! How many hours do you have into it?

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Brett

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#7 posted 11-23-2011 06:18 AM

Very nice!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#8 posted 11-23-2011 06:23 AM

First Class love the girl in Paris.

-- Billp

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#9 posted 11-23-2011 07:29 AM

Very Nice Project!!

-- IMPOTENCE: Mother Nature's way of saying .."No Hard Feelings."

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peteg

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#10 posted 11-23-2011 09:59 AM

Hey Tom, this is real nice, lovely piece :))

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

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punk

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#11 posted 11-23-2011 10:27 AM

nice, realy looks good

-- Punk in PA

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SisQMark

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#12 posted 11-23-2011 10:50 AM

One word, spectacular!! Very, very nice, you should be proud.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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Kari Hultman

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#13 posted 11-23-2011 02:25 PM

The shape of the box is elegant, and the banding and inlay are extremely impressive! Two hundred years from now, this will be an antique that someone will display in their high-end collection.

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RogerBean

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#14 posted 11-23-2011 03:30 PM

Tom,
Your marquetry contrasts nicely with the lighter veneer. Strikes a warm chord for me, as Paris is one of my favorite places. And the flour-de-lis provides a focal point for entering the box. Nice theme, nice box.
Roger

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

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 11-23-2011 05:44 PM

Excellent, Tom. I think Andrew would be proud!

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

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