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Project by Celticscroller posted 04-06-2014 12:21 AM 1529 views 4 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Christmas box is made from a pattern by Sheila Landry. I started it before Christmas but only got it finished now that Spring has arrived and I can get back out to the workshop. The top and bottom of the box are made from mahogany and the sides from maple. I inlaid (not perfectly !) some birds eye maple veneer into the lid. After scrolling the sides I laminated a dark veneer to the insides. I cut the letters in maple and overlaid them on to the lid. The finish is 2 coats of lacquer followed by light sanding a coat of Minwax finishing wax.
Comments always welcomed.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 04-06-2014 12:31 AM

Very pretty box – well done.

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

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Handtooler

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#2 posted 04-06-2014 01:04 AM

WOW, Just WOW! That is absolutely extremely fine scrolling beside the construction of the box itself is superb. Will favorite this ‘en.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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DanielP

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#3 posted 04-06-2014 01:58 AM

That is a beautiful box!

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Celticscroller

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#4 posted 04-06-2014 02:23 AM

Thank you all for your kind comments.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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lightweightladylefty

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#5 posted 04-06-2014 03:39 AM

Anna,

Your box really turned out lovely! The contrasting woods add a very nice touch, along with the inlay. I also really like the way your used maple for the words, instead of cutting them out of the mahogany. Very nice touch!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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tomd

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#6 posted 04-06-2014 03:56 AM

Great box, I like scrollsaw boxes. Very nice work and build.

-- Tom D

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Druid

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#7 posted 04-06-2014 06:39 AM

Lovely box, and very nicely done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 04-06-2014 08:45 AM

Anna that is a very nice box
GREAT PRECISSION
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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aussiedave

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#9 posted 04-06-2014 09:03 AM

Very nice box and amazing scrollsaw work. You did an excellent job Anna, thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 04-06-2014 09:47 AM

Stunning box. Incredibly beautiful.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#11 posted 04-06-2014 11:00 AM

Oh, Anna! What an incredible job you did on this! I love the wood you used. The contrast in colors is really stunning! And I love the raised lettering as well. It is truly a treasure. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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americancanuck

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#12 posted 04-06-2014 11:05 AM

Very nice job. I love the inlay and the other changes you made to the pattern. By the way since you live in balmy BC you should be in your shop all winter long. Just kidding. Really beautiful work on the box.

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CFrye

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#13 posted 04-06-2014 01:15 PM

Beautifully done Anna! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 04-06-2014 03:05 PM

You did a really nice job on this box.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Jerry

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#15 posted 04-06-2014 09:45 PM

This is just beautiful and stunning work. I am completely mystified as to how someone can do work this fine.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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