Second Veneered Box

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Project by GoPhillies posted 02-14-2012 02:25 AM 2297 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for my wife as a birthday present for her 40th. The top is veneered MDF framed with black-white-black stringing and then framed again with tiger maple strips. The box body is QS cherry with a thin piece of lacewood around the top of the box. The interior was lined with red suede. Finish is shellac and wax. The box is heavily influenced by Ian Hawthorne’s work and the hinges are his neat hinges. I also want to say thank you to Roger Bean who answered several of my questions about his box lining methods. Breaking the rules a little with this one as I have not finished the interior tray that will go with the box so this is not a completely “finished” project….sorry. I had to move it out of the shop to start another project and figured I just post it now. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 02-14-2012 02:50 AM

Very elegant….and it is finished on the outside…

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#2 posted 02-14-2012 02:51 AM

Very beautiful box. excellent craftmanship.

-- Dave, W.V.

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#3 posted 02-14-2012 03:46 AM

Wow, nice work on this ….so well done!!

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#4 posted 02-14-2012 03:51 AM

A very lovely box and great craftsmanship. Congrats on a lovely project.


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#5 posted 02-14-2012 06:35 AM

Love it! Very clean workmanship.

Well done.


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#6 posted 02-14-2012 09:28 AM

Nicely done. Very clean design. One could do much worse than being influenced by Ian’s work. Hope to see many more fine boxes from you.

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

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#7 posted 02-14-2012 01:11 PM

Very handsome work! You chose two outstanding craftsmen to follow along with for this project (when it comes to veneered boxes my personal two favorite craftsmen). Simple elegant box… Most definitely two thumbs up. Very well done! I’m sure your bride is going to love this jewel…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 02-14-2012 02:02 PM

Very, very nice.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 02-14-2012 08:23 PM

Stunning, simple and elegant. Well done!


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#10 posted 02-14-2012 09:51 PM

I really like the design and colors that you picked… Great Job.

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#11 posted 02-14-2012 11:58 PM

WOW- that is VERY well done! Thanks for posting!

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#12 posted 02-15-2012 01:24 AM

This came out superb, very crisp and clean.

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