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Project by tomd posted 530 days ago 1846 views 9 times favorited 31 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 530 days ago

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 530 days ago

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

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

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Brice1

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#3 posted 530 days ago

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 530 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 530 days ago

That’s very creative and really beautiful work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Dale

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#6 posted 530 days ago

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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jbschutz

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#7 posted 530 days ago

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

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 530 days ago

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 529 days ago

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 529 days ago

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 529 days ago

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 529 days ago

Nice!

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

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nitewalker41

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#13 posted 529 days ago

Without a doubt “You did yourself Proud”

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

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blackcherry

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#14 posted 529 days ago

Great looking project Tom, it just a beauty…BC

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Grumpymike

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#15 posted 529 days ago

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.

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