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Project by sscartozzi posted 232 days ago 1502 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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CL810

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#1 posted 232 days ago

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

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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shipwright

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#2 posted 232 days ago

Very nice Steve.
Good veneer choices and lovely inlay.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Tokolosi

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#3 posted 232 days ago

Absolutely stunning!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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woodworm

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#4 posted 232 days ago

Excellent job – I like the design and the finish.

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tomd

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#5 posted 232 days ago

Ultra nice work, looks terrific.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 232 days ago

Thumbs up.

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aussiedave

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#7 posted 231 days ago

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

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

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Andy

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#8 posted 231 days ago

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#9 posted 231 days ago

Nicely done and very attractive.

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Gene Howe

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#10 posted 231 days ago

Just beautiful!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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zzzzdoc

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#11 posted 231 days ago

Absolutely stunning, Steve. Very, very well done.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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Ottacat

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#12 posted 231 days ago

Really lovely box. I love the combination of woods.

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 231 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?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Chris Cook

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#14 posted 231 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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sscartozzi

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#15 posted 231 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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