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Project by Tag84 posted 11-29-2011 02:35 PM 2712 views 17 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend asked me to make him a better looking device to store his mahjong set.
I used walnut, oak, and bits of pine.
i spray-glued the fabric inlay.
He asked me not to give it a finish, because he liked the look of unfinished wood.
I had a lot of fun making it, it’s still a suprise so hopefully he doesn’t come here ;]

a video of how the medallion was done – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHuFVb7eFic

-- -Thomas -





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RogerBean

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#1 posted 11-29-2011 03:19 PM

Thomas,
Very nice balance and detailing of this box. While our box styles differ, I really like the way you handled the inlays, the lid medallion, and dentil molding treatments. The Japanese also have an affection for unfinished wood. How big is it? Difficult to get a feel for size in the pics. Hope to see more boxes from you.
Roger

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 11-29-2011 03:26 PM

Hi Thomas;

Very good looking box. Nice details. Nice workmanship.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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ed220

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#3 posted 11-29-2011 03:29 PM

Very nice work. Great attention too detail.

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B13

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#4 posted 11-29-2011 04:21 PM

Looks like lots of time and detail. reminds me of old building with stone structure even down to the small window crest on top. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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woodworm

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#5 posted 11-29-2011 04:40 PM

Think out of box, the design is really out of box!
Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Andrius_Sta

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#6 posted 11-29-2011 05:18 PM

Nice work. You really seem to have a style of your own.

-- Andrius Sta, Utrecht The Netherlands http://www.andriussta.com

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marter1229

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#7 posted 11-29-2011 05:49 PM

WOW! That is a really nice box.
Great work, and thanks for shareing.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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Michael Wilson

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#8 posted 11-29-2011 06:03 PM

This is without a doubt my favorite box on LumberJocks.

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Tag84

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#9 posted 11-29-2011 06:21 PM

thank you all so much for the nice comments!
roger; the size is 41cm length width 22cm and height 14 cm.
Andrius thanks ! i actually try to find other styles, but i always end up with something similair :)
happy hollidays in return to everybody!

-- -Thomas -

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Vicki

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#10 posted 11-29-2011 06:31 PM

I love the TAG style. I think it’s time to give your unique style a name. ;o) That is such a unique box. I love it. Please share how you made the corner ‘posts’ and medalion. Your friend is going to treasure the box for life.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Tag84

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#11 posted 11-29-2011 09:26 PM

thank you vicki :) i will add some details of making it later

-- -Thomas -

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exelectrician

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#12 posted 11-29-2011 10:06 PM

You really picked up on the oriental style of Mahjong – Bravo!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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moment

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#13 posted 11-29-2011 11:55 PM

Best wishes

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itsmic

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#14 posted 11-30-2011 12:35 AM

Very Sharp Box, Great style and presence, takes a while to see all the good stuff in there, Great Job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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odie

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#15 posted 11-30-2011 01:38 AM

That box has about every skill one can imagine in it … nice job.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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