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Project by tomd posted 12-12-2011 08:32 AM 1626 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box made of sycamore veneer over birch ply. Homemade banding a simple black and white band. The interior is lined with snake skin ( faux snake skin, no animals where harmed in making this box ) it has quadrant hinges and a full mortice lock also on the inside lid is a stylized saxaphone player.

-- Tom D





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zlatanv

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#1 posted 12-12-2011 08:39 AM

You make some beautiful boxes! love the inlays in the lids, very nice touch.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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ruddy

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#2 posted 12-12-2011 12:06 PM

Tom, that is stunning. The saxophonist inlay is delightful. That banding both in contrast and width is perfect on that lid. Just the right amount in my opinion.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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Roger

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#3 posted 12-12-2011 03:07 PM

that’s just awesome Tom. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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blackcherry

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#4 posted 12-12-2011 03:14 PM

Oh so nicely done Tom, the inlay brings smiles. All woods used come together so beautifully, and the liner is a touch as well…thanks for sharing ….BC

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jbschutz

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#5 posted 12-12-2011 03:30 PM

She’s a beaut, Tom. The sycamore is spectacular, and the saxman is a wailin’.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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shipwright

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#6 posted 12-12-2011 05:07 PM

Fine work Tom. You’re on a roll with this theme.

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

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Eric in central Florida

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#7 posted 12-12-2011 05:13 PM

eh, not bad Tom…..
OK, really.
Holy Smokes! lol
If I lived another life time, I don’t think I could attain your level of talent!

Beautiful job as always my friend.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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Daiku

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#8 posted 12-12-2011 05:17 PM

Tom

Your boxes are truly magnificent! I wish I had a percent of your talent, knowledge and expertise.

Thanks for posting,

-- Cal Noguchi

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 12-12-2011 06:44 PM

Wow, that is a fabulaous box, great style and design, excellent craftsmanship. The sax player inlay on the inside of the lid is great and highlights the fine details of this box. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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SPalm

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#10 posted 12-12-2011 08:05 PM

Hey Tom, that is really really nice. A lot of great touches.
I hope to obtain that level someday.

And you can harm all the snakes you want with my permission.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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BritBoxmaker

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#11 posted 12-12-2011 09:27 PM

Beautiful work, Tom

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Gary

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#12 posted 12-12-2011 09:47 PM

Not anything I can add to the previous comments. It’s beautiful.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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s_grifter

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#13 posted 12-12-2011 11:14 PM

very beautiful work

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Nik

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#14 posted 12-12-2011 11:46 PM

Tom, that box is a knockout. I love the sycamore and the inlay of the sax player. Just incredible work. I have a question though. Where do you find faux snakeskin or real for that matter? Also, where could I order things like quality liners, and ring holders, etc.? Your help would be much appriciated.

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Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 12-13-2011 12:10 AM

Beautiful Box!!! It looks like your having way to much fun. Keep up the excellent workmanship!

-- Dennis Zongker

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