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Project by icemanhank posted 11-08-2013 06:59 AM 1303 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,

Daughter #1’s birthday is soon and I thought I would make her a box.

It is similar to my first effort with a different colour scheme.

The lid is made from offcuts around the workshop and the veneer was a really nice find, I set this piece into the lid (rather than flush) this time for a bit more of a 3D effect. The tray is Silkwood which is lined with some R. M. Williams leather and the box is Jarrah. The majority of it was done by hand including the mitres which were done with a hand plane on a shooting board.

It is finished with Scandinavian Oil and I intend to give it a burnish with some beeswax before giving it to her.

It is great to be able to spend time doing these things for family and friends, I am indeed a fortunate man.

Kind regards, David

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia





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Eric

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#1 posted 11-08-2013 08:30 AM

What a beautiful box! Great job.

-- Eric the "Fabbrocator" Fabbro

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 11-08-2013 10:30 AM

great box, I’m sure she will love it… Putting the splines in at an angle is a nice touch, I do that every once in a while….

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

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OakHill

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#3 posted 11-08-2013 10:38 AM

Both beautiful in design and functional as well. Excellent job.

-- John, Illinois, http://OakHillWoodCreations.com

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 11-08-2013 12:46 PM

Great design, beautiful work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 11-08-2013 01:52 PM

Very nicely done—beautiful wood and design.

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

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tefinn

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#6 posted 11-08-2013 03:43 PM

Beautiful box. Love the wood combination and the angled splines.

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

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 11-08-2013 04:25 PM

Wonderful gift, an outstanding box

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ScaleShipWright

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#8 posted 11-08-2013 09:28 PM

the “waves” in the silkwood create a rather spectacular effect!

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

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 11-09-2013 12:15 AM

great looking box. I’m sure your daughter will love it.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 11-09-2013 01:21 AM

Beautiful looking box. The top is awesome.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 11-09-2013 02:39 AM

That top is just spectacular!

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

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icemanhank

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#12 posted 11-09-2013 03:08 AM

Thanks everybody for the very kind comments.

Regards David

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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tomd

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#13 posted 11-09-2013 03:21 AM

Good looking box, very nice work. Grain and color outstanding.

-- Tom D

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aussiedave

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#14 posted 11-10-2013 05:21 AM

Beautiful box well made, nice choice of woods…great work.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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