Jaguar box

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Project by dclark1943 posted 782 days ago 1439 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor just purchased a 2006 Jaguar sports convertible, a beautiful “seafoam” color with a carpathian elm burl dash. You guessed it – - a carpathian elm box with a “seafoam” green Moire´interior. He wanted to place the box by the car during car shows, filled with exquisite “andre’s chocolate truffles for admirer’s of the car. Nice touch huh !

the box is made of 1/2” baltic birch and veneered with carpathian elm. This was my very first shot at veneering, and I got a first hand lesson from the school of hard knocks. But in the end it turned out OK. The finish is around a dozen coats of lacquer and it is rubbed out with polishing and buffing compounds—-you can see your face in it. Also my first attempt at a high gloss finish—again I am now a graduate of that old school as well ! The Moire´ fabric was laid in over a layer of felt, giving the box a cushioned interior. the stainless hinges came from Brusso and the hood ornament and name badge were supplied by the customer. Although this box challenged my skill level, I’m pretty satisfied with how it turned out; so now I’m shooting for catching up with Mr. Bean

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#1 posted 782 days ago

It certainly looks very nice. Good job.


-- 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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#2 posted 782 days ago

What a super idea the way the logo and ornament are incorported into the design. Very nicely done. Hope he gives you a couple of rides for your work. (-;

Ron B

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 782 days ago

Very nice says the old jag owner.

-- Wood is not velveeta

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#4 posted 782 days ago

Nothing like a “Leaper” to rev up a project! Agree with Texchappy, and would add that Jags were at their greatest and most dependable when they were owned by Ford.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Jorge Velez

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#5 posted 782 days ago

Very nice and elegant box. Simple design but the wood veneer excels the project, congrats!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#6 posted 782 days ago

Is it made with bits of real jaguar?

-- If you don't start building your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs. Mr. Mente, Shop Teacher, Milwaukee

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#7 posted 782 days ago

Box looks low and long like it should be :)

Like this:

-- Wood is not velveeta

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#8 posted 782 days ago

-- Wood is not velveeta

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#9 posted 782 days ago

Very nice work – especially for a first attempt. The veneer choice is great, execution is great, and the finish looks flawless. Keep up the good work, and you’ll be on Roger’s heels soon…

-- Brice, Philadelphia

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#10 posted 782 days ago

Looks great to me! Lovely work. I like the veneer selection and the lining works really well. Can’t wait to see the next one, and have added you to my buddies list so I don’t miss it.

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

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#11 posted 782 days ago

Wow, that thing looks amazing. Finish looks great,certainly worthy of truffle holding. LOL

Welcome to Lumber Jocks

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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#12 posted 782 days ago

A very elegant box well suited for its intended purpose with a beautiful finish. (and praise from the master of this box form!). When Roger Bean says “Lovely work”, ya done good!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Ian Hawthorne

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#13 posted 782 days ago

Very nice dclark – nice clean finish and neatly fitted hinges.

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge!

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#14 posted 781 days ago

Ooh nice! Jag’s and boxes, the man is a genius!


-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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#15 posted 731 days ago

posh and nice

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