My First Box

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Project by chopcat posted 797 days ago 1166 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 797 days ago

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 797 days ago

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 797 days ago

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 797 days ago

Ditto. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 796 days ago

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

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 796 days ago

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 794 days ago

Nice looking box.

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#8 posted 767 days ago

Great Box.

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#9 posted 533 days ago

Very nice!!

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