A box to keep you in tune

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Project by Skelatile posted 05-21-2013 03:16 PM 1110 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first successful box execution. Made the box to fit a pitch pipe as the client’s father is in a barber shop quartet. Used a version of the EZ miter method for the joints. Sides are maple with a maple liner and the top and bottom are peruvian walnut. I used blue and yellow felt for the liner and the finish is general finish polyacrylic. Carved the client’s fathers initials on the top and the carved the phrase on the inside to be seen as its opened, as client requested. Will be delivering the box this afternoon, hope she likes it. Thoughts, comments, critiques are always welcome. Dimensions 3.5×3.5×1.5 ish

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#1 posted 05-21-2013 03:32 PM

Nice looking box… Sure the client will be pleased… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#2 posted 05-21-2013 04:18 PM

Congratulations. It looks really nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#3 posted 05-21-2013 07:06 PM

”... hope she likes it…”

Are you kidding? How can she NOT like it! Great job

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#4 posted 05-22-2013 06:44 PM

Great looking box, I’m sure your client will love it.

-- “Enjoy what you do, or do something else!”

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#5 posted 05-23-2013 10:34 AM

Ok again all of the above, now why the yellow and blue diagonal lining?

-- Regards Robert

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#6 posted 05-23-2013 11:28 AM

Thanks yall, I really appreciate it! The client was really pleased with it. This is to be a wedding gift for the father of the groom so the client wanted the inside lined with the bride’s favorite color(yellow) and blue, since the groom is in the Air Force Reserve, to commemorate the occasion. Kinda reminds me of the Blue Angles which is Navy but I couldnt think of any other way to do it lol.

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#7 posted 05-24-2013 02:54 PM

Beautiful and well made box! Like the simple design but the carving made a very nice and personal touch to it.

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