Fleur de lis Box

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Project by tomd posted 961 days ago 2086 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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#1 posted 961 days ago

You make it look so easy! Great job.

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

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#2 posted 961 days ago

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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#3 posted 961 days ago

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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#4 posted 961 days ago

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.


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

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#5 posted 961 days ago

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 961 days ago

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

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#7 posted 961 days ago

Very nice!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#8 posted 961 days ago

First Class love the girl in Paris.

-- Billp

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#9 posted 961 days ago

Very Nice Project!!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#10 posted 961 days ago

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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#11 posted 961 days ago

nice, realy looks good

-- Punk in PA

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#12 posted 961 days ago

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

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

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#13 posted 961 days ago

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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#14 posted 961 days ago

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.

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

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#15 posted 961 days ago

Excellent, Tom. I think Andrew would be proud!

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

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