Hugs & Kisses trinket boxes

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Project by Ian Hawthorne posted 09-08-2013 07:23 AM 2688 views 6 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



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#1 posted 09-08-2013 08:39 AM

Very nicely done Ian,

They will make great presents.

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 09-08-2013 09:14 AM

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

-- John, Illinois,

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#3 posted 09-08-2013 10:31 AM

A nice pair of boxes Ian… they look great.

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

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#4 posted 09-08-2013 01:26 PM

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 09-08-2013 03:42 PM

Beautiful! Almost looks seemless. Nicely done.

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#6 posted 09-08-2013 03:46 PM

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 09-08-2013 06:08 PM

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 09-09-2013 02:54 AM

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

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

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#9 posted 09-09-2013 04:17 AM

They look very nice, great work.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 09-10-2013 12:41 AM

Small boxes. Big elegance.

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

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#11 posted 09-10-2013 05:41 AM

Thanks guys very kinds words :)



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#12 posted 09-11-2013 04:45 PM

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

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#13 posted 09-12-2013 08:06 AM

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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