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Project by Ian Hawthorne posted 03-21-2012 02:09 PM 3159 views 12 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All

This my latest commission, its a fully veneered ripple sycamore over an MDF core.. The lid has been bookmatched and bordered with walnut. The escutcheon is mother of pearl again bordered in walnut – it has a single lift out tray and the interior is lined in mulberry suede. It has been sealed with several coats of shellac andthen waxed for a silky smooth touch, it is fitted with my brass hardware which can be found here http://hawthornecrafts.com/box-hardware/ The hinges are based on the side rail hinge with a a few changes and there is no ugly square knuckle poking out the back.

Cheers

Ian

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge! http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/





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blackcherry

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#1 posted 03-21-2012 02:29 PM

Outstanding box, crisp clean lines with wonderful grain flow I like this one a lot thanks for posting.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 03-21-2012 02:57 PM

Blackcherry took the words out of my mouth ,beautiful. wonderful job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Philip

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#3 posted 03-21-2012 04:09 PM

Another great box, well done!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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Enoelf

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#4 posted 03-21-2012 04:24 PM

That bookmatched top really stands out. It creates a flow for the entire piece. I think those hinges are sweet too!
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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jaykaypur

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#5 posted 03-21-2012 05:30 PM

Exquisite workmanship and a beautiful grain on the veneers..

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 03-21-2012 05:47 PM

Ian,
Wow. A crisp, super clean box design. As always, your box is flawlessly executed. I also really like the scalloped tray dividers. I always struggle to come up with something interesting to do with the trays. And, always, how do you pick them up? Anyway, I love these. The simple walnut line is perfect, as with the repetition on the lock escutcheon. While our styles may differ, that doesn’t mean that I can’t admire yours. Nicely done indeed. I always look forward to your next post.
Roger

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

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vakman

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#7 posted 03-21-2012 06:02 PM

This is superb, thanks for posting

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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SPalm

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#8 posted 03-21-2012 06:56 PM

Very nice Ian.
Lots of sweet features in there.

I guess those hinges hold fast using an MDF core. I have not had luck getting screws to hold.

Good job,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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wooded

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#9 posted 03-21-2012 07:00 PM

Me too! ;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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Ian Hawthorne

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#10 posted 03-21-2012 07:02 PM

Thanks Guys

Roger – the tray is just lifted by one of the dividers.

Steve – the screws go through solid sycamore as I have created a MDF/Sycamore sandwich, so that when I separate the box lid and base it shows solid wood at the separation and saves me having to lip the inner edged.

Cheers

Ian

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge! http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/

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Picho

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#11 posted 03-21-2012 07:21 PM

amazing work!

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Roger

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#12 posted 03-21-2012 07:55 PM

Beautifully done Ian.

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

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Dave Haynes

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#13 posted 03-21-2012 08:06 PM

First class construction and resulting beauty! Nice work.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com

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stefang

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#14 posted 03-21-2012 08:15 PM

Beautiful. Your design lets the wood speak for itself. Extremely well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 03-21-2012 08:20 PM

Why, that is Very fine. Nicely designed and executed, Ian.

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