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Project by EyeOfTheJen posted 01-02-2012 04:34 PM 2469 views 11 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for a friend/co-workers wedding. It is quilted HICKORY (I know I about died when I saw the board) with lacewood top. Brass and lacewood splines. I made the brass thingy for the handle and used a brass rod for the pin hinges since the lid was so heavy. I delivered it a week late because I took a ton of photos at the wedding and used the announcement and one of my shots for the lid frames. It holds six 5×7 photo albums that I filled with the shots I took. Pockets for thank you cards and stationary. You can’t really see it but there is a rail for pen pencil set I also turned out of scraps of the hickory. I didn’t get a shot of them but the feet are beveled squares of the lacewood.

I learned a few things on this project/
1. if your brass splines are not cut perfectly, don’t try to sand them flush, pull them out and redo them.
2. fresh cut brass is sharp as hell
3. don’t show your other friends that recently got married and which you store bought their gift!

The photos were taken before I got my light tent so not that great of quality. sorry

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 01-02-2012 04:38 PM

beautiful work

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Brandon

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#2 posted 01-02-2012 04:39 PM

Wow, beautiful box. It’s much larger than I originally thought. Good tips on the brass!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Roger

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#3 posted 01-02-2012 04:59 PM

very awesome. that grain really pops! nice design and gr8 idea/s for the whole project

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

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MShort

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#4 posted 01-02-2012 05:00 PM

Very nice keepsake idea. The lacewood and the hickory go well together and nice work on the brass accent.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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shipwright

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#5 posted 01-02-2012 05:05 PM

Another nice one Jen. Like the brass touches.

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

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#6 posted 01-02-2012 05:09 PM

Another great looking project Jen, Sorry to hear about the blood letting on the fresh cut brass…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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simarilan

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#7 posted 01-02-2012 05:14 PM

Excellent box, I also like the brass. The whole thing seems to go together well.

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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#8 posted 01-02-2012 05:22 PM

You did a fantastic creation making this present. Looks like alot of thought went into the design and work.

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#9 posted 01-02-2012 06:16 PM

very nice.

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#10 posted 01-02-2012 06:18 PM

Dang, Jen…you are certainly creative. Really nice box/gift

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

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#11 posted 01-02-2012 07:19 PM

Great job on the box details : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 01-02-2012 07:47 PM

That is beautiful! The grain is impressive. Thanks for the great idea as a gift.

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#13 posted 01-02-2012 07:49 PM

Great design and really nice wood. I have plans to make a photo top box. You just gave me the push to incorporate it on the current set of boxes. Thanks for posting.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#14 posted 01-02-2012 07:58 PM

Thoughtful choice of materials , nice execution (love the grain wrap), and a creative design on the lid lift. Congratulations on a beautiful project. Oh yea, I would hate to be the friend who got the toaster instead!

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#15 posted 01-03-2012 01:19 AM

Pretty box Jen. The hickory is spectacular.

-- Michael A. Norman

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