Theater Box

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Project by tomd posted 09-24-2013 11:46 PM 1300 views 4 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a plywood box I just finished. It is covered with angrie veneer and all the edges have black and white piping. The top is curved and has a marquetry of the theater logo comedy/tragedy. The interior has brass quadrant hinges and a full mortise brass lock. The entire interior is covered with off white thick velour, the lid is also off white velour with black satin ribbon and brass buttons. The lift out tray is white poplar with black piping and black splines. Finished in oil based poly, 11”W x 9”D x 7”H. Thanks for looking.

-- Tom D

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#1 posted 09-24-2013 11:59 PM

Beautiful! Very nice carftsmanship.

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#2 posted 09-25-2013 12:11 AM

Beautiful box, I love the whole design and the marquetry is great…well done.

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

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#3 posted 09-25-2013 12:23 AM

An elegance we’ve come to expect. Nice work

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#4 posted 09-25-2013 12:43 AM

1st class, all the way. WowZa! Luv how you did the lift out tray, and everything else too of coarse.

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

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#5 posted 09-25-2013 01:57 AM

It’s always a real pleasure to open a post from you Tom.
You work is head and shoulders above most.
This box is no exception.
Thank you for showing it to us.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#6 posted 09-25-2013 01:59 AM

Oh, Tom, a homerun! The art-deco feel of this piece is amazing. From the marquetry to the lining, the tray, every things seems to fit. The craftsmanship is, of course, true to your standards…...exchellent.

-- jbschutz

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#7 posted 09-25-2013 02:04 AM

Beautiful and elegant sounds fitting but I would call it Exquisite.
Very well done Tom in every detail .

-- Kiefer 松

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#8 posted 09-25-2013 02:33 AM

Nice one. Great choice using a less vibrant veneer which let’s the marquetry on the lid be the center of attention. The triple black lines repeating in the lock escutcheon provide just enough accent. We’ll done indeed.

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

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#9 posted 09-25-2013 02:44 AM

Tom , another great looking box keep coming… how did you form the curved lid ?


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#10 posted 09-25-2013 03:22 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone, Richard I form the top by gluing two 1/12” layers of ply over a wood form, the veneer and marquetry are already on one of those plys.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 09-25-2013 04:08 AM

What Roger said!............;-J…........Goood one.

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#12 posted 09-25-2013 08:06 AM

”This is a plywood box I just finished” ..... I love it, just a plywood box.

A little more than that I’d say Tom. Your attention to the smallest detail really sets your boxes apart from most and your curved tops are becoming a trademark as well. This one is just lovely.

If I had one suggestion it would be to encourage you to try some sand shading. It would really make those ribbons pop. This is not a criticism, just a suggestion. The box is great just as it is.

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#13 posted 09-25-2013 08:18 AM

It is always a pleasure to see your work Tom, Thank You for sharing it… Excellent as always…

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

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#14 posted 09-25-2013 09:13 AM

Very elegant and well done details on this box. Nice to see boxes that are of the rectangel shape. The curvs inside and the use of colours is very tasteful.

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#15 posted 09-25-2013 10:16 AM

Amazing…simply amazing !!.....You are very talented….thanks for sharing your craftsmanship !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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