Hugs & Kisses trinket boxes

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Project by Ian Hawthorne posted 353 days ago 2024 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks

I produced a small batch of trinket boxes for Christmas. These boxes are made from walnut with an abstract hugs and kisses design on the lid. The direction of the grain changes to highlight the detail. I always add a small line to the front for alignment. No hinges needed just small internal walls that, when fitted correctly, give a slip fit. Lined in a bright orange pigs suede and finished with 2 coats of excellose & wax.

Size 60×60x45mm



-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge!

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#1 posted 353 days ago

Very nicely done Ian,

They will make great presents.

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 353 days ago

Very nice work looks great. Clean lines and a unique pattern.

-- John, Illinois,

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#3 posted 353 days ago

A nice pair of boxes Ian… they look great.

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

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#4 posted 353 days ago

Beautiful boxes with a great surprise inside—that orange pig suede really sets the design off!

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

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#5 posted 353 days ago

Beautiful! Almost looks seemless. Nicely done.

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#6 posted 353 days ago

These are really nice and I like the design.

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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#7 posted 353 days ago

Elegant, as always.

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

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#8 posted 352 days ago

Excellent work….....again! Lovely boxes!

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

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#9 posted 352 days ago

They look very nice, great work.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 351 days ago

Small boxes. Big elegance.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 351 days ago

Thanks guys very kinds words :)



-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge!

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#12 posted 350 days ago

Wonderful boxes! Like the beautiful and interesting design. Great job!

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#13 posted 349 days ago

Yes…elegance is the word. Love the simplicity and I thank you for posting your work. It gives us learners something to aim for.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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