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Project by CJay posted 296 days ago 1215 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A commission for someone who collects and restores fountain pens. Made with black walnut and maple with geometric inlay. The two trays are both removable, with the grooved inserts removable as well. This allow the box to be used for different purposes through out its life.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - http://www.chrisboreham.co.uk - http://throughwoodeneyes.tumblr.com/





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 296 days ago

It’s a beautiful box with a practical purpose.

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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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 296 days ago

Agree with Charles.

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

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 296 days ago

A very nice box with a cool purpose.

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Northwest29

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#4 posted 296 days ago

Simply gorgeous! That inlay is beautiful, excellent craftsmanship – What is the lining material (dark green)?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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DKV

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#5 posted 296 days ago

Very, very nice. Can you discuss the top inlay?

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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JReed3

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#6 posted 296 days ago

I would like to know more about the inlay as well. Hand or CNC? Either way I like it. It’s a very nice touch. I do my inlays by CNC.

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CJay

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#7 posted 296 days ago

Thanks guys.
Ron – The lining material is actually mounting card for picture framing. I happened to have an off cut lying around and really liked the way the colours went together.

DKY and JReed3 – The inlay is all hand cut, i don’t have access to CNC machinery (though i probably wouldn’t use it even if i did). I’ve been interested in sacred geometry for a while and when i was asked to put ‘some geometric pattern’ on to this i saw it as a chance to indulge that interest. The design was put together in CAD, then printed out and stuck to the box. Careful work with a scalpel and chisel gave the first part (see here), then thin strips of maple were cut and fitted by hand to form the inlay (see here)

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - http://www.chrisboreham.co.uk - http://throughwoodeneyes.tumblr.com/

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Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 296 days ago

Great looking box, congrat’s on the commission.

-- Dennis Zongker

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 295 days ago

Great details. I love it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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ScaleShipWright

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#10 posted 295 days ago

A classy look for this useful and very nice box. How did you make the grooves?

-- God exists... But relax, He's not you!

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bobasaurus

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#11 posted 295 days ago

That top inlay is incredible, and the box is beautiful overall. Nice job.

-- Allen, Colorado

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littlecope

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#12 posted 295 days ago

Classy Work Clay, Very Nice!

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

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Boxguy

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#13 posted 295 days ago

What nice detail and patience you have. Beautiful work and great effect. This is impressive stuff. I liked the design of the display rack. This box will hold lots of pens by the time you count both levels. Thanks for sharing the link about how you set in and displayed the top pattern. It would have been handy to have you embed the actual pictures from your link into the Lumberjocks posting. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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