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Project by tomd posted 01-03-2013 11:43 PM 2276 views 8 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are two harlequin pattern boxes. The first has maple and walnut diamonds with a black edging. On the interior are quadrant hinges and a full mortice lock. The interior is completely lined with a dark green satin, the lid is padded with brass buttons. It has a walnut tray with a ring keeper. It is 12”W x 9”D x 7”H.
The second box has maple and mahogany diamonds with a black and white edging. The interior has quandrant hinges and a full mortice lock. The interior is lined with a blue satin and the lid is padded and pinned with brass buttons. It has a mahogany lift out tray and is 12”W x 9”D x8”H. This my first attempt at a harlequin pattern box.

-- Tom D





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#1 posted 01-03-2013 11:48 PM

Very niced box Tom…! The harlequin patterns really make it stand out. Your craftsmanship is excellent…

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#2 posted 01-03-2013 11:50 PM

Very elegant and beautiful. Lotsa gr8 details.

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

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#3 posted 01-04-2013 12:21 AM

Nicely done Tom. You’ve certainly got most of the Andrew Crawford styles down pretty well. Looking forward this year to seeing some of your own creativity in boxes. You ceertainly have the skill.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#4 posted 01-04-2013 12:26 AM

Fantastic work Tom their both real beauties.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-04-2013 01:14 AM

Well done Tom.
You must have been seeing double at times assembling that pattern.
The results are very pleasing and the details are, of course, to your usual excellent standard.
I like them both.

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

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#6 posted 01-04-2013 02:15 AM

Wow! Those are both super elegant. Love the curved top and the padded interiors. Very excellent craftsmanship. Your pieces all have a wonderfully “formal” look about them.

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

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#7 posted 01-04-2013 03:17 AM

These are two outstanding boxes! Love the pattern!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 01-04-2013 04:31 AM

Your stuff is always a pleasure to see Tom.
Great work as always.

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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#9 posted 01-04-2013 06:01 AM

As always, beautiful work. The craftsmanship is superb. You raise the bar yet again.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#10 posted 01-04-2013 07:48 AM

Outstanding box!Big WOW!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 01-04-2013 08:19 AM

Tom, beautiful job. This work is an exercise in patience and precision. There must be hundreds of cuts and glue-ups in this piece. Tough to make the diamonds come out evenly at the corners with a pattern like this. I wanted a picture of the corner to see how that was done. The button tucked top is a nice touch. What material did you use under the cloth on this top…quilting filler? What is the box substrate…MDF? How did you curve the top…coopering? I admire the precision of your inside work. Great job making the inside of the box be as attractive as the outside of the box. You really took on a challenge with this box. Thanks for sharing these wit us. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#12 posted 01-04-2013 11:09 AM

extremely good skills here. Very eye catching boxes. Good job

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#13 posted 01-04-2013 01:12 PM

Wow! Beautiful!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#14 posted 01-04-2013 03:44 PM

The bar keeps going up around here. Well done Tom.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#15 posted 01-04-2013 05:49 PM

Al, the padding under the satin lid is foam rubber the kind you use in upholistery, the substrate for the box is 1/2” plywood. The curved top is a little harder, others do it different ways but this is how I do it. I used to use bending ply but it got expensive and hard to get so now I buy inexpensive 1/4” lauan at HD and cut the size of the lid I want, then I stand it on edge and cut it half like veneer on my bandsaw. You will then have two pieces of about 1/16” very flexable ply. I glue my top or show side veneer to one sheet of this and put it in a curved press, when dry I glue the second piece to it and put it back in the curved press, then when dry you have a very strong curved lid.

-- Tom D

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