"Pillow" Box 03

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Project by Steve O posted 793 days ago 1325 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This may be my favorite of the pillow boxes. Bubinga body and lid with maple miter keys and oil-rubbed bronze lid handle. Maple tray and dividers with black velvet bottoms. At just under 8 inches square it kind of falls between a keepsake box and a jewelry box.

-- Steve O in Oregon

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#1 posted 793 days ago

This one seems more art deco. I like it!

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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#2 posted 793 days ago

Oh, I like this one! It has a presence and is light on its feet. I, too enjoy making the convex sides on some of my boxes. I haven’t made one in a while, but I think I am inspired to do one again.

-- jbschutz

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#3 posted 793 days ago

Graceful lines. Nice work.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#4 posted 793 days ago

That is super looking box. It has an art deco feel to it.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 793 days ago

Artful design and craftsmanship, Steve O. Nice choice of of contrasting woods, and the lid handle emphasizes the focal point at the apex of your beveled lid, which then directs your eye downward to those classy miter keys. Thanks for posting this for the rest of us to enjoy.

-- "Life's nonsense pierces us with strange relation." Wallace Stevens

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#6 posted 793 days ago

Very pretty box, love it, well done. Great shape almost a softness to it.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 793 days ago

I like all three of your pillow boxes, so I’ll just add this one comment. I like the idea of following a theme muse to different ends, and you’ve certainly done it well here. Really nice feel to these three.

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

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#8 posted 793 days ago

Very fetching shape, great attention to detail and nice finish, Bravo!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#9 posted 789 days ago

Love the shape on this box. Very graceful and smooth. I know how hard it can be to make all the curves look uniform and you nailed it. Great craftsmanship! Thanks for sharing!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#10 posted 176 days ago

Another great box

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#11 posted 57 days ago

Very elegant. A nice design

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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