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Project by dclark1943 posted 691 days ago 1266 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this box was a collaborative project with a fellow who makes hair sticks: http://www.etsy.com/shop/timberstoneturnings check out his work, its pretty cool. this box was a venture into making a home for those beautiful products. It is cherry wood, with a Wenge top banding and maple inlay. the floral pattern was laser engraved and inlaid with semi precious stones: malachite, rhodocrosite and some others that I don’t remember. the drawer handles are wenge and are inset in a recessed arch that also is the recess for the finger lift for the lid. This box is now in a ladies home somewhere in Utah.

-- Dave, Kansas City





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 691 days ago

As always, well thought out and expertly crafted. Beautiful work.

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

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shipwright

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#2 posted 691 days ago

Very nice.
You really should give marquetry a try, you just might get hooked.

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

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RogerBean

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#3 posted 691 days ago

Dave,
Another finely crafted piece. I have no idea what hair sticks are used for, but she has a great box to keep ‘em in.
Roger

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

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Roger

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#4 posted 691 days ago

Fantastic. This would be a gr8 case for pens & pencils. Nice design, and wood combos.

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

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 691 days ago

That is a great box but I too don’t have a clue what a hair stick is or why she would have that many!

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

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Boxguy

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#6 posted 691 days ago

Dave, this is my kind of work. It is a box with a definite purpose that is well designed and shows real craftsmanship. I especially like that the indent provides access to pulls and gracefully extends as a lift for the lid. The hinges are beautiful. I don’t understand the full process, but the inserted gems and design look just like what a woman of a certain age would like in her home. The effect is striking. The small dividers look great and I am sure were very time-consuming to build. In fact this entire project looks like it took real care, time, and precision. Congratulation on a job well done. I hope whoever owns it appreciates what a work of art you have created. And yes…I’ll admit it. I do know what hair sticks are used for.

Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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dclark1943

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#7 posted 690 days ago

several have said they have no idea what a hair stick is; so here is a picture of a hair stick in action:
I guess they are the rage in Germany right now; and that is where timberstone turnings http://www.etsy.com/shop/timberstoneturnings is selling almost all of their sticks.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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bigike

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#8 posted 646 days ago

Great looken box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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