15th Century Writing Box

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Project by Kean posted 05-10-2013 12:05 AM 2529 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a half scale replica of a 15th century writing box. It’s made of maple with walnut pegs. The only metal is the iron hinges and the brass locks. I made this as a cash/check in box for my reenactment group (SCA) I also made a second one with latches instead of locks as a portable work desk for a calligraphy artist. This second one has a longer sloped surface as it was sized to hold her preferred paper.

-- Kean - It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

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#1 posted 05-10-2013 03:30 AM

That’s neat. I like the concept and angles of this. Have you seen the Shaker Lap Desk by Christian Becksvoort on FineWoodworking? He uses maple for the breadboards and quartersawn pine for the bottom.

You did a nice job here. Well done.

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#2 posted 05-10-2013 05:49 AM

Very nice work.

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#3 posted 05-10-2013 10:11 AM

Nice work sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 07-15-2016 08:58 AM

I love this lap desk. Nice work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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