Oak Jewellery box

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Project by Ian Hawthorne posted 08-10-2013 07:18 AM 4672 views 25 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All

It’s been a long time since I posted anything, this is due to being very busy and perhaps a bit lazy!

Anyway here is a box I have just finished, a very plain exterior with no added decoration just the wood grain. The inside has 2 liftout trays made from oak and lined in black suede. Fitted with my stainless steel Neat hinges and finished with several coats of excellose polish and wax.



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#1 posted 08-10-2013 07:33 AM

Very nice box finnished to a very high standard well done ::

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#2 posted 08-10-2013 07:34 AM

Really nice work Ian. Super clean and crisp. Your work always gives me such motivation… thanks for posting.

-- Brice, Philadelphia

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#3 posted 08-10-2013 08:06 AM

Lovely piece indeed. Top tray is really a nice approach. Using oak all the way through provides a rich consistency. Is the tray lid hinged, or drop in? Nicely done! Great to see your work back on LJ.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 08-10-2013 09:03 AM

Great looking box, simple clean lines and a real great job on the inside!

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

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#5 posted 08-10-2013 09:20 AM

That is beautiful, fantastic work.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#6 posted 08-10-2013 09:25 AM

Splendid, Ian

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#7 posted 08-10-2013 09:49 AM

Very nice work, looks great. Clean lines and a unique interior.

-- John, Illinois,

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#8 posted 08-10-2013 11:00 AM

Excellent box Ian, beautiful work.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#9 posted 08-10-2013 11:07 AM

Very Fine Work Ian, it’s a pleasure to see one of your efforts here again!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#10 posted 08-10-2013 12:51 PM

I like it. What is that on the inside of the lid? A personal quote? A personal saying? Just curious. Thnx in advance.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 08-10-2013 12:56 PM

Nice workmanship on this. Very elegant.

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

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#12 posted 08-10-2013 01:05 PM

Beautiful box, simple and elegant, the black really accents the oak, and the interior is very stately; As always Ian, a beautiful piece; As Brice1 says: it motivates me.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#14 posted 08-10-2013 02:06 PM

IMHO this piece would be more accurately named “Hidden Treasures” since the simple, elegant beauty of the exterior doesn’t prepare one for the unexpected beauty of the interior trays as accented by the black suede. This is an outstanding piece due to the understated, simplicity of its impression!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#15 posted 08-10-2013 03:53 PM

Ian it is so nice to see another of your projects…this one is shockingly understated in its excellence. Amazing work as usual.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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