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Just a simple tea box, but the wood is interesting. Goncalo Alves with tiger maple. Spray lacquer with Renaissance wax.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com
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#1 posted 04-03-2012 05:12 AM
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#2 posted 04-03-2012 05:18 AM
You’re right, the woods you have used are stunning. The proportions are pleasing and the rounded top shows real skill and a keen eye. I would gently suggest that this particular knob, no matter how practical, does not add to the aesthetics of an otherwise very beautiful design. A hinge and tab would be equally practical and less distracting or perhaps an elongated lift that fits more with the rest of such an elegant box might be considered. There really is a lot to like in your work here. I really liked your string boxes and the “Boxes Gone Wild” designs are very intreaging. Thanks for sharing.
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#3 posted 04-03-2012 08:02 AM
Tim,Really nice combination of woods. Simple is often the best. How did you facet the lid?Jim
-- It always looks better when it's finished!
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#4 posted 04-03-2012 10:56 AM
Nicely done and a beautiful box.
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
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#5 posted 04-03-2012 11:08 AM
I love tea boxes and this design is certainly a super one. I do think you can use the knob design because of the shape and size of the box. I think smaller tea boxes are well suited to a lift off lid… the bigger the box, the more you need hinges.Really, really nice…Ellen
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#6 posted 04-03-2012 11:20 AM
Nothing wrong with simple. Nothing at all. I like it.Roger
-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)
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#7 posted 04-03-2012 11:30 AM
Beautiful box. Every box has its own look and this has the look of simplicity. Sometimes simple is best. I love the last pic that shows the ripple of the tiger maple. Very nice.
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#8 posted 04-03-2012 01:09 PM
Beautiful! That grain in that lid really makes the piece!! Thanks for sharing….................Jim
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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#9 posted 04-03-2012 01:18 PM
that top is amazing. very nicely done
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#10 posted 04-03-2012 10:02 PM
Very sleek, love the top
-- Don, Royersford, PA
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#11 posted 04-03-2012 11:49 PM
Very simple but elegant look. very nice.
-- Tom D
#12 posted 04-17-2012 09:02 PM
JR… I just beveled it on the table saw as you would do a door panel then sanded it.
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