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Project by Ian Hawthorne posted 173 days ago 1184 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks

This captivatiing box is a collaboration with Bethan Englefield and the design was inspired by the Giants Causeway. The Thulean Plateau was a great basaltic lava plain that existed during the Paleogene Period. This plateau was broken up during the formation of the Atlantic Ocean leaving remnants existing in Northern Ireland – It is the origin of the Giant’s Causeway. Bethan not only designed the marquetry but cut and assembled it with her own hands. It was then passed to me as thin sheets of veneers called overlays or layons and I brought it to life as the Thulean. The Causeway theme continues inside with a rich lava coloured suede and lamb nappa. The Thulean is fitted with the Neat team hardware and finished with a satin finish.

Cheers

Ian

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge! http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/





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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 173 days ago

Tasteful and intelligent interpretation. Beautiful box, excellently executed. I like the allusion to the lava that created the Causeway by the use of an orange interior. Its appearance (orange that is) on the outside conveys a feeling of a living object.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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dclark1943

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#2 posted 173 days ago

Ian, Beautifully themed and crafted ! Love the choices of woods, and color. Your work is wonderfully succinct and detailed.- – beautiful !

-- Dave, Kansas City

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Diggerjacks

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#3 posted 173 days ago

Hello IAn

The better box I have ever seen

Great work
I love it

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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RogerBean

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#4 posted 173 days ago

Ian,
Always a delight to see your latest piece. The ever-perfect joinery, the fine finish, the integration of message and material. The tray is lovely, and the neat hardware shines in it’s function. Lovely work.
Roger

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

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robscastle

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#5 posted 173 days ago

Perfect!

-- Regards Robert

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FaTToaD

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#6 posted 173 days ago

Wow! Definitely one of the most beautiful boxes I’ve ever seen. Amazing work!

-- David

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Roger

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#7 posted 173 days ago

This is a real beauty. The outside is very fun, and elegant at the same time, and the brite orange inner really makes it pop when it’s opened.

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 173 days ago

Very attractive!

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

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 173 days ago

Great box Ian, you’ve really hit the nail on the head with this one!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 173 days ago

VERY nice! Your joinery is almost invisible. The interior design is a perfect complement to a beautiful box.

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

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tomd

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#11 posted 173 days ago

Very lovely box, interior is very well done.

-- Tom D

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Trevor Roth

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#12 posted 173 days ago

Where did you get those hinges?

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jaykaypur

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#13 posted 173 days ago

Stunningly beautiful.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Ian Hawthorne

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#14 posted 172 days ago

Thanks guys very kind words – Trevor hinges are designed and sold by myself along with a matching lock called the Neat team, keep an eye out on my news page as I have re-designed the stop system which will make it the worlds best box hinge

Ian

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge! http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/

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Rick

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#15 posted 172 days ago

Very Nice Piece Of Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!

-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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