Box for Evie

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Project by sscartozzi posted 324 days ago 1578 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this box. I made it for my daughter to give to Evie on her god child’s birthday. She wanted a box with very small compartments so she could give her little charms on her birthdays. I didn’t want to make the small compartments, so I found a piece I could build the box around. I added a drawer on the bottom. the top is a veneer of crotch walnut and maple. It has spline inlays of popular. The handles are made of curly maple.

-- Steve, Malvern, PA

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#1 posted 324 days ago

Lucky godchild! She’ll treasure it for along time. Great craftsmanship and design Steve.

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#2 posted 324 days ago

Very nice Steve.
Good veneer choices and lovely inlay.

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#3 posted 324 days ago

Absolutely stunning!

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#4 posted 324 days ago

Excellent job – I like the design and the finish.

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#5 posted 324 days ago

Ultra nice work, looks terrific.

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#6 posted 324 days ago

Thumbs up.

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#7 posted 323 days ago

That is an awesome box, you did an amazing job it looks beautiful…well done.

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#8 posted 323 days ago

This is very well done, nice work and wood selection.

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#9 posted 323 days ago

Nicely done and very attractive.

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#10 posted 323 days ago

Just beautiful!

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#11 posted 323 days ago

Absolutely stunning, Steve. Very, very well done.

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#12 posted 323 days ago

Really lovely box. I love the combination of woods.

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#13 posted 323 days ago

This is a great piece! I love the feet on the drawer front. The inlay adds a lot of class. Or is that considered marquetry?

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#14 posted 323 days ago

Great work!! I am working on a box for my daughter’s next birthday (very soon) and it certainly is not going to turn out this nice!!

What was the technique for the E inlay? I looked to see if you blogged it. I would love to do the same type of thing (after a few months of practice) with the letter S

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#15 posted 323 days ago

Hi Chris thanks for the kind words. I have not done any blogging, I’m kind of new to LJ. I print out the “E” on my printer, traced it onto my first veneer. Cut that out using an exacto knife. Taped it to the next veneer to use as a template then cut out the lower veneer so I could put in the “E”.

-- Steve, Malvern, PA

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