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Project by Ian Hawthorne posted 08-12-2012 05:49 PM 2789 views 25 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All

I haven’t posted anything for a while as I’ve been very busy. This is a piece I have been working on and it will be on display at an exhibition in England from Friday http://www.celebrationofcraftsmanship.com/.

It was inspired by the maiden voyage of the Titanic. The main box has some art deco inspired marquetry and consists of 3 levels representing the 3 classes on the ship. There are also three tugboat trinket boxes guiding her out.

Main box exterior french polished and tugboats sealed and waxed. Fitted with my neat hinges and my new neat screws. The neat screws allow for guaranteed slot alignment without the need to back screws of or tighten some up and with no damage to the screw slot – available soon along with a neat lock so keep an eye on my news page

http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/

Cheers

Ian

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge! http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/





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itsmic

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#1 posted 08-12-2012 06:01 PM

Nice job as usual, Your work always has real style and superb craftsmanship, Great idea as a theme, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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majeagle1

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#2 posted 08-12-2012 06:03 PM

Ian,
This is just beautiful and first class all the way!!!!!
All I see is perfection throughout the entire project and such a unique design….... I love it!

The added “neat” hardware just tops it off and makes it “Fit for a Queen”!!!

Can’t wait to see the additional “neat” screws , I will be ordering complete sets when they are available…..

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 08-12-2012 06:11 PM

One word——————elegant.

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

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 08-12-2012 06:19 PM

Beautiful “box” : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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RogerBean

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#5 posted 08-12-2012 06:40 PM

Ian,
No way I can pass up an “Ian post”. And this one is no disappointment whatsoever! Lovely piece, in every aspect. The deco theme is carried through marvelously. The lock escutcheon appears to be polished brass… hhmmm, that is grounds for some thought. I like it. What is the inset in the underside of the lid? Brass also? Whatever, the effect is striking. Another great piece that earns my sincere admiration.
Roger

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

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 08-12-2012 09:26 PM

Really, really nice work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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exelectrician

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#7 posted 08-12-2012 09:32 PM

About as perfect as humanly possible ,er I’m at a loss for words.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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shipwright

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#8 posted 08-12-2012 10:49 PM

Superb as usual Ian.
I like the subtlety of the marquetry and the french polish looks very good.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Roger

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#9 posted 08-12-2012 11:35 PM

Super elegant and luxurious box.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Millo

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#10 posted 08-13-2012 04:23 AM

This is so beautiful and nicely detailed. Thanks for sharing.

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kdc68

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#11 posted 08-13-2012 10:50 AM

Simply beautiful. Love the art deco influences.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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jeepturner

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#12 posted 08-13-2012 11:31 AM

Simply beautiful.

-- Mel,

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BritBoxmaker

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#13 posted 08-13-2012 01:52 PM

Beautiful design, excellent execution. You are a master craftsman Ian and I look forward to seeing this, in person.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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CharlieM1958

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#14 posted 08-13-2012 02:27 PM

Your work is always stunning, Ian, but the design here makes this one even more spectacular than usual. I love the optical illusion created by the dark portion of the lid.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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489tad

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#15 posted 08-13-2012 02:55 PM

Beautiful. The wood combination and finish are fantastic.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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