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Project by tomd posted 11-04-2012 05:56 AM 2094 views 10 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Crawford style box, made of bubinga veneer over birch ply. The homemade banding is yellowheart and purpleheart and the finish is shellac. On the interior I have lined it with faux burgundy leather, a scrollsaw lift out tray, solid brass quandrant hinges and a full mortice lock, and of course the lovely lady on the lid.

-- Tom D





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shipwright

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 06:35 AM

There’s a lot to like here Tom.
I like understated marquetry, the scrollwork and the outstanding veneer in particular and the banding isn’t too shabby either.
Another wonderful piece.

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

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redryder

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#2 posted 11-04-2012 06:37 AM

WOW! Another great box to your collection….................

-- mike...............

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Brice1

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#3 posted 11-04-2012 09:54 AM

Tom – really nicely done. the banding really makes the pattern in the veneer pop. Nice job on the sloped mitered corners – its always a bit challanging to get perfect. The lift-out is quite creative. I like the design very much. Thanks for posting this one. Can’t wait to see your next piece.

Brice

-- Brice, Philadelphia

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Blackie_

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#4 posted 11-04-2012 10:29 AM

What a beautiful design and box, an eye catcher for sure!

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#5 posted 11-04-2012 10:37 AM

That’s very creative and really beautiful work.

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

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Dale

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#6 posted 11-04-2012 01:18 PM

Outstanding work, Tom. One of the best boxes I’ve ever seen.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#7 posted 11-04-2012 01:22 PM

Tom, She’s a beaut!......the lady and the box, too. Wonderful design and craftsmanship. The scroll saw tray is a new one on me…..very creative.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 11-04-2012 01:24 PM

Wow, Tom. This box is amazing – absolutely beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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sedcokid

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#9 posted 11-04-2012 01:38 PM

Tom, this is beautiful!!! There is nothing not to like here. Gorgeous just gorgeous!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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michelletwo

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#10 posted 11-04-2012 01:57 PM

OUTSTANDING SKILL HERE.. great box

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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BertFlores58

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#11 posted 11-04-2012 02:45 PM

Tremendous work you exerted on this. The curves alone is difficult to follow plus inside work.
Excellent box. The one who will own this will treasure it forever. Keep it going

-- Bert

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Charles Maxwell

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#12 posted 11-04-2012 03:20 PM

Nice!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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nitewalker41

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#13 posted 11-04-2012 03:50 PM

Without a doubt “You did yourself Proud”

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#14 posted 11-04-2012 04:01 PM

Great looking project Tom, it just a beauty…BC

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#15 posted 11-04-2012 04:37 PM

I had to stop and catch my breath on this one. Outstanding! The banding is rich with out being gawdy, and the wood grain is impecable. ... Five stars here for sure.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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