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Project by tomd posted 10-29-2013 10:17 PM 920 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 1/2” plywood box covered with walnut crotch veneer, black and white banding on all edges and on the lid is a marquetry of a Venetian mask. The mask was taken from a photo of one I saw at Epcot. The finish is WB poly, I used WB poly as to not amber the white veneer which has happened to me when I used shellac or oil based poly. The interior has the quadrant hinges and full mortise lock, the entire interior is covered with black velvet, the interior lid also has white satin ribbon and brass buttons. The lift out tray is poplar with black accents. Thanks for looking.

-- Tom D





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Blackie_

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#1 posted 10-29-2013 10:59 PM

Very nice

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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shipwright

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#2 posted 10-29-2013 11:10 PM

Nice Tom.
I love those Venetian masks. Around carnival time in Venice the shops are just full of those.
The tourists just snap them up ….. mine’s on the kitchen wall.

I always admire the interiors of your boxes Tom, and this is another beauty.

Thanks.

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

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Eric in central Florida

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#3 posted 10-29-2013 11:29 PM

Your work is always a joy to behold my friend.
And you certainly didn’t disappoint this time either.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#4 posted 10-29-2013 11:53 PM

Hi Tom,

Very Nice box, inside & Out!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 10-30-2013 12:20 AM

Tom, Another keeper ! very nicely done!

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#6 posted 10-30-2013 02:37 AM

beautiful box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 10-30-2013 02:46 AM

What a beauty, Tom! The harlequin pattern on the lid interior is a great match with the mask. Really pleasing in every way.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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#8 posted 10-30-2013 05:12 AM

very nice work well done!

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deon

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#9 posted 10-30-2013 05:56 AM

Great work. Very elegant

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#10 posted 10-30-2013 08:09 AM

Wow so many great things on this build…... Great work love the inlay…...

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

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stefang

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#11 posted 10-30-2013 09:34 AM

Two works of art Tom. The marquetry and the box itself. Both extremely well crafted and designed as your work always is. I especially loved the box interior with all the interesting details and the wonderful top tray design. All done with great craftsmanship.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 10-30-2013 02:47 PM

Very theatrical performance, inside and out Tom. Beautiful!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#13 posted 10-30-2013 02:52 PM

This is so nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Diwayne

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#14 posted 10-30-2013 02:59 PM

as he said, elegant.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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Roger

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#15 posted 10-31-2013 01:35 PM

Very fine. Very elegant. I really like the way you did the inside. The 2-tone tray is an eye catcher also. Very awesome build.

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

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