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Project by TJ65 posted 378 days ago 1035 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little shaped box is made from hardwood that I was given so I don’t know what it is exactly. It measures 15×15cm & 3cm deep. The round inside was cut with a course heavy duty blade on the scroll saw and the outer was done on the bandsaw.
The carving was initially cut out on the scroll saw then carved down and screwed on top of the box after first coating with two coats of 50% white shellac to seal the wood. Then varnished with two coats of gloss poly. The box was the same but was Sanded down between each coat, up to 400 grit. But using 800 & 1000 for sanding between coats of polyurethane.
This is my first box to be lined with velvet and I really love the look. Had to make cardboard inserts, glue the material on, then glue & insert into box. I used fabric glue very sparingly ( after a botch up! )

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 378 days ago

COOL carving…

Looks like ribbon…

Nice!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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LittlePaw

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#2 posted 378 days ago

What a beautiful box top, Theresa! Your carving really made the box and I like the color contrast too.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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peteg

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#3 posted 378 days ago

Wow TJ, you are one cool Lady in the shed, lovely, lovely job well done
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 378 days ago

Wow that is some great looking work!

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 378 days ago

Very pretty work, TJ! Cutting that thickness on the scroll saw is challenging on a good day! The box came out beautiful! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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OakHill

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#6 posted 378 days ago

Beautiful, artistic and awesome! All of your projects are unique.
And to all other lumberjocks, take a few minutes to explore her website. You will then come to realize that she is an exceptionally talented woman.

-- John, Illinois, http://OakHillWoodCreations.com

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stefang

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#7 posted 378 days ago

Wonderful box Theresa. There seems to be no bounds to your creativity and craftsmanship.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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aussiedave

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#8 posted 378 days ago

Wow, really like the carving on the lid, looks amazing. The box and the wood grain is beautiful…nicely done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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aussiedave

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#9 posted 378 days ago

Wow, really like the carving on the lid, looks amazing. The box and the wood grain is beautiful…nicely done.

Oops sorry about this, don’t know what happened but it posted twice and I can’t get rid of this one…ggrrrrrr

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Spoontaneous

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#10 posted 378 days ago

Very nicely done! Must have been fun to sand. ;-)

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Bearpie

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#11 posted 378 days ago

Very nicely done! The wood looks like mahogany.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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mpounders

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#12 posted 378 days ago

Nice design and finish! You have a lot of talent!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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scrollingmom

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#13 posted 377 days ago

The box turned out great and the carving on top just makes it even prettier.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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littlecope

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#14 posted 377 days ago

There is always something unique about your work Theresa!
Here again, with the carving feature,
you’ve taken what would have been a very nice box to begin with
and brought it to a whole other level!
Great Job!

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

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TJ65

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#15 posted 377 days ago

Thanks guys for all your wonderful comments. This was a good piece to practice things on for my other box in creation. – COMING SOON to LJs website !

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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