My First Box

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Project by chopcat posted 05-17-2012 08:21 AM 1553 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks for the comments on the other projects I posted earlier in the week. There are a few more that I shall dig out.

This was my first foray into box making a couple of years ago.

Made for my business partner and his wife for them to put their wedding cards in. It is made from some mahogany that her father had collected over the years so had sentimental value and has timber hinges (I followed Peter Lloyd’s methods and techniques).

You can see i hadnt got round to doing the insides then. I had a bit of a turning blank left that ended up as the circular feature and handle.

Finish was Arm R Seal.

I have got into boxes a bit more now but won’t post all the old ones maybe just a special one. You can check them out Here


-- who ever wanted to buy anything when you can make it

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#1 posted 05-17-2012 11:08 AM

A very nice box. The hinges are excellent and the work on your site is spot on!

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

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#2 posted 05-17-2012 12:53 PM

Chop Cat,

I too like Lloyd’s book. His rustic stuff is especially interesting and I remember his featuring this lift in his book. Glad to see it so well executed here in your careful craftsmanship. It is and idea that I too have been meaning to try.

Nice gift. It adds to a box when the wood used has some sentimental or historical significance. Since the mahogany wood has such a subtle grain it would have been nice to spread some of the darker wood around as accents in other areas. The hinges are and especially nice touch.

Thanks for sharing your work with us and I am looking forward to seeing what else you have been making. Keep boxing and posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 05-17-2012 01:05 PM

The medallion on the front of this box is brilliant. It drew me in and then BAM, those hinges kicked it up a notch.
But when I checked out your website, I sir, was awestruck. We LJs would love to see more of your work.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#4 posted 05-17-2012 04:46 PM

Ditto. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 05-17-2012 10:55 PM

great box. The circle insert/handle is an excellent design feature/

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 05-18-2012 04:22 PM

Nice box. One could do a lot worse than to be influenced by Peter Lloyd’s work.

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

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#7 posted 05-20-2012 09:18 AM

Nice looking box.

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#8 posted 06-16-2012 05:14 AM

Great Box.

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#9 posted 02-05-2013 03:34 AM

Very nice!!

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