Eola Box of Cherry, Swiss Pear and Ebony

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Project by Tom Adamski posted 03-06-2008 05:33 AM 3652 views 4 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is titled Eola, for Eola, Illinois and is of Cherry with a fitted Swiss Pear top. The top is inlaid with Holly and Gaboon Ebony with a matching inlay inside the lid.

Size: 4” deep, 5” wide, 2 1/2” tall

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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#1 posted 03-06-2008 05:36 AM

Another cool box. Great execution!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-06-2008 05:52 AM

Great box Tom!

Is the top a solid panel? How are you accounting for expansion in this design?


-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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#3 posted 03-06-2008 05:56 AM

Beautiful details, Tom. I really like the way you made the lid fit.

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

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#4 posted 03-06-2008 08:23 AM

Really nice! All of your boxes are great.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 03-06-2008 10:08 AM

That is a good looking box Tom. I really like the inlay work and wood contrasts.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 03-06-2008 11:48 AM

I love the ebony corner pieces – nice design.

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#7 posted 03-06-2008 01:50 PM

Very nice. The matching inlays add a nice detail to the box.

Very well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 03-06-2008 01:58 PM

Beautiful box, Tom.

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#9 posted 03-06-2008 02:53 PM

Very nice looking box Tom

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#10 posted 03-06-2008 03:17 PM

Good job Tom.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 03-06-2008 03:51 PM

Well done Tom, I really like the inlays on the top. Quiet elegance.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#12 posted 03-06-2008 05:03 PM

cool inlays. looks great

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#13 posted 03-06-2008 05:04 PM

Nice choice of woods. Great work and attention to detail.

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#14 posted 03-06-2008 06:23 PM

Tom, that’s one great looking box. The inlays and the joints are exceptional.

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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#15 posted 03-06-2008 06:41 PM

Fine work and simple elegance. Those smaller boxes are sometimes a harder challenge than a big one. What finish did you use and how did you join this?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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