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Project by paulg posted 424 days ago 1807 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A solid walnut jewellery box,the top being veneered with 20 pieces of shard shaped spalted beech edged with black inlay. As a feature I have inserted slithers of veneer at a dovetail angle to the corners of the box. It has 2 partitioned trays and along with the bottom are lined with beige faux suede. I have used the top quality solid brass “smarthinge” which has a built-in stop and now made in the UK. The box measures 260mm x 150mm x 75mm and is finished in a silky smooth lacquer .

-- paulg,North Norfolk,England.





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grizzman

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#1 posted 424 days ago

what a beautiful box, i love the top, very well done, the box is very well laid out, very nice build.

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

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DouginVa

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#2 posted 424 days ago

Beautiful top. How did you calculate the width of each veneered piece? Or the angle I should say? Did you divide 360 by the number of pieces?

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#3 posted 424 days ago

Wow, just a real beautiful box!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#4 posted 424 days ago

Its beautiful, everything on this is perfect.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 424 days ago

Very, very nice…The top especially looks like it took many hours to complete.
I looked at the smarthinges a while back but by the time they were shipped to the USA and with the currency difference they were overpriced but nice.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 424 days ago

Awesome job

-- 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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bugz

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#7 posted 424 days ago

That’s a great looking box, thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#8 posted 424 days ago

Beautiful work Paul

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 424 days ago

I love this one. Especially the top. That veneer job looks pretty tedious (plus the math part probably eliminates me).

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

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CalgaryBill

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#10 posted 424 days ago

Very nicely done. Your craftsmanship is excellent.

Bill

-- Calgary Bill

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Woodbridge

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#11 posted 424 days ago

beautiful box. The top looks fabulous. I’m sure it took a lot of time to cut all the pieces and join them so seamlessly. Wow. The inside also looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Boxguy

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#12 posted 424 days ago

Paul, this is lovely. I like all the work you put into this. The top is a work of art. You have put a great deal of time and skill in all the details…and it shows. This box is a complete success. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#13 posted 423 days ago

Very nicely done all round. I’ve done a few veneer patterns like this and know how tough they are. Yours is quite perfect and the subtle slope with black sets it off well. Remarkable work and well deserving of an elegant hinge.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 423 days ago

This is a beautiful piece and I love the top.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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paulg

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#15 posted 423 days ago

Thanks everyone for your kind comments, Dougin Va , yes each piece is 18 degrees .Greg. the “smarthinge” are very good but a bit expensive.

-- paulg,North Norfolk,England.

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