Art Fair Box #4

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Project by UncleStumpy posted 09-02-2012 04:10 AM 1678 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

ZIRICOTE!!! I had a really nice board lying around for a couple of years and I couldn’t find a project worthy of this amazing wood. So, I figured making a box for the Fair would be perfect.
I had fun matching the pattern around the sides of the box, but didn’t have enough left to make a top… just a tad short. So I cut it up in thirds sideways and put in some thin Maple to extend the width and add a little character to boot. The hinges were letting the lid fall back too far, so I added some black chain (that I stole from my wife’s jewelry making stash) and used some black screws I had to fasten them to the sides and top.
I really like this a kind of a guys valet box, but at the fair, it was women who were looking at it the most.
Go figure!!!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#1 posted 09-02-2012 10:40 AM

Stunning wood.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 09-02-2012 11:00 AM

A beautiful box and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 09-02-2012 11:23 AM

Very nicely done with that beautiful grain wrapping round the box.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 09-03-2012 10:10 PM

beautiful wood. I like how the grain pattern wraps around the box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 09-05-2012 02:21 PM

I like how you brought out the features of the wood, nice finish

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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