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Project by dclark1943 posted 187 days ago 908 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The latest box influenced by the “Harlequin” work of Andrew Crawford. It measures 5” x 9” X 3” and is made of American Black Walnut and Maple. The diamonds are separated by a 1/32” strip of black veneer and the entire inlay panel is banded by a 3/16 band of Wenge. The bottom of the box has Wenge “lipping” both at the bottom and top to add interest and provide a hard edge. ( not that the walnut isn’t hard enough; but I just thought it looked good ) The handle and the feet are also made from Wenge. It is hinged with a small jewelry box size piano hinge that is made with built in “stops” to hold the cover open just past 90º and it is lined with purple butter suede. The box liner and the tray are made from striped maple with a 1/16” band of wenge placed in the edge. The tray also sports corner keys of Wenge. The finish is 3 coats of Danish oil on the box, and 3 coats of Lacquer on the liner and tray. The Danish Oil is buffed to a nice lustre and the Lacquer is sanded with 800 grit . Seems like every project is a learning experience and can challenge one’s patience, however the finished product should serve it’s purpose well.

-- Dave, Kansas City





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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 187 days ago

Sweetness!! Great looking Box, clean and crisp!

-- Dennis Zongker

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MasterSergeant

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#2 posted 187 days ago

Beautiful work, congratulations!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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RogerBean

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#3 posted 187 days ago

Dave,
Very, very nice one. Elegant detailing. I particularly like the lift shape ...nice fit with the overall design. Same for the base/feet. The harlequin work is the perfect complement. The contrast between the interior and exterior works really well. I like this box a lot.
Roger

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

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 187 days ago

Excellent job! This is a very classy box. The contrasting inlays in the lining and the tray are extra fancy.

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

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DanielP

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#5 posted 187 days ago

That box has the magnet quality. It draws you in for a closer look! Very nice.
You mentioned piano hinges with built in stops….mind if I ask where you got those?

DanP

-- Dan P.

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deon

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#6 posted 187 days ago

Quite elegant looking little box

-- Dreaming patterns

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stefang

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#7 posted 187 days ago

A very nicely designed box. I like the lid and the wood contrasts too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Roger

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#8 posted 187 days ago

Lotta gr8 details in this box. Beautiful!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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MShort

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#9 posted 186 days ago

That is an excellent looking box Dave. Love the marquetry design that you have chosen.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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BTimmons

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#10 posted 186 days ago

Lovely work. That top couldn’t have been easy.

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 186 days ago

A real beauty!!!! Great job, love the colors….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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tefinn

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#12 posted 186 days ago

Beautiful design. I love the wood combiation.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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tomd

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#13 posted 186 days ago

Very nice work, looks terrific.

-- Tom D

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