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Project by CJay posted 10-31-2013 01:29 PM 1370 views 10 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 10-31-2013 01:35 PM

It’s a beautiful box with a practical purpose.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#2 posted 10-31-2013 02:09 PM

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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#3 posted 10-31-2013 02:51 PM

A very nice box with a cool purpose.

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Northwest29

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#4 posted 10-31-2013 05:36 PM

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 10-31-2013 05:39 PM

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

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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JReed3

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#6 posted 10-31-2013 06:13 PM

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 10-31-2013 06:35 PM

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 10-31-2013 06:39 PM

Great looking box, congrat’s on the commission.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 10-31-2013 08:33 PM

Great details. I love it!

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

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#10 posted 10-31-2013 10:24 PM

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 10-31-2013 11:08 PM

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

-- Allen, Colorado

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#12 posted 11-01-2013 12:38 AM

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 11-01-2013 10:05 AM

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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