Walnut and Lacewood

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Project by JoeyG posted 577 days ago 1689 views 5 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bookmatched this walnut to have a piece big enough for the lid. I had a medallion all made up for the center of it, but once I saw it with the Lacewood banding I just couldn’t bring myself to cut into it.

This is yet another box that I want to keep for myself. LOL. One of these days I really will make one just for me.

Thanks for taking a look, I hope you like it.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 577 days ago

Really is beautiful wood. Of course the craftsmanship is top notch.

-- 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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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 577 days ago

Very nice Joey…Banding it with the lacewood added a really nice accent. Making a box just for yourself sound good in theory but never seems to work in reality. I have made several boxes for myself that I ended up selling after making something else I ended up liking better. The same happens with my wife…I always tell her to keep whatever boxes she likes and she swaps them out when a new favorite comes along…

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#3 posted 577 days ago

Another masterpiece Joey!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#4 posted 577 days ago

Very nice, Joey! Great wood selection, really like the design and scale/dimension of it, and as usual great craftsmanship. I wish I had your artistic flair!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#5 posted 577 days ago

Excellent work, it looks a lot like one my brother just made :)

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 577 days ago

Beautiful, Joey! :D


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 577 days ago

W O W !

Super nice work.

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

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#8 posted 577 days ago

Beautifull box Joey.

I like the combo.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 577 days ago

Joey, nice call on skipping the medallion. The lacewood is a beautiful trim. The integral handle works well and looks nice. Now how about a couple of pictures showing what the inside looks like too. I want to see how things work. Beautiful job on this. Aren’t boxes more fun than furniture?

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 577 days ago

Thanks everyone.

Al, as always, I haven’t decided on a fabric for the liner. This is just a simple hinge pin set up like a lot of my boxes. I’ve documented it in a blog somewhere along the way. Next year I plan to dedicate more time to the interior of my boxes. Boxes are a whole lot more fun, but you build what your client asks for. While I do enjoy building furniture, my shop is to small to make it flow. I spent more time on the chest of drawers trying to make room to do the next step than actually working. Oh well, I don’t see my garage getting bigger anytime soon, so I will make it work.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#11 posted 577 days ago

Very nice Joey! Another great looking project.

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#12 posted 577 days ago

that is one nice pc of work, great lookin box

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#13 posted 577 days ago

Another great Joey box! The bookmatched walnut looks super but the lacewood trim is gorgeous. Since I can’t seem to sell any boxes, I have LOTS for myself!

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

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#14 posted 577 days ago

this is a great looking box, i love walnut and the trim really goes well with it…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#15 posted 577 days ago

great looking box. I love the lacewood banding.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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