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Too much? How about this?

by DKV
posted 09-01-2013 04:58 PM


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JustJoe

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#1 posted 09-01-2013 05:02 PM

If you mean that square of darkwood around the medallion (I thought lacewood was light colored?) it looks too big and chunky for me. Maybe if it was smaller, and oriented like a diamond instead of a square, and with beveled edges or inlaid cleanly it would fit better. That’s my opinion, for what it’s worth. I’ve still got a rolled up poster of dogs playing poker in the shed just waiting on the perfect frame so my taste might not be the same as yours or your mom’s friends.

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#2 posted 09-01-2013 05:09 PM

Too much. A bit clunky or oversized.

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#3 posted 09-01-2013 05:11 PM

I find it distracting takes my eyes off the rest of the box.

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#4 posted 09-01-2013 05:13 PM

I would go so far as to suggest putting the medallion on the inside of the lid. Let the wood and the workmanship stand on its own without competition. Nice box!

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DKV

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#5 posted 09-01-2013 05:16 PM

Exactly the type comments I am looking for. Thanks

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#6 posted 09-01-2013 05:29 PM

I agree with the above.

Until resent post I was unaware you are a woodworker , I’m pleased to see you are and a very good one too,good looking box.
Given my lack of recent projects I guess folks might wonder the same of me :))

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#7 posted 09-01-2013 07:21 PM

The lacewood is distracting.

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DKV

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#8 posted 09-01-2013 07:25 PM

Distracting, too large and might be better on the inside lid. I love it. Thanks guys… We should do more of this with each others projects. If unsure, ask the group. Just like we do when buying a tablesaw…

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nailbanger2

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#9 posted 09-01-2013 07:38 PM

I’d agree on a lot of the above, but my first thought was “the lacewood should be rectangular, like the box, and inset”. It would probably look better without, it does overwhelm the medallion.

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#10 posted 09-01-2013 07:47 PM

I agree, I would have turned the lacewood to make a diamond shape and then inset it. Or at least bevel the edges.

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404 - Not Found

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#11 posted 09-01-2013 08:19 PM

To be honest, I don’t mind it. Might have been better if it offered a bit of contrast colour wise, but at the end of the day, it’s a hand made custom box and I think the square, being somewhat unexpected, draws attention to the fact that it isn’t mass produced. I’d leave it, especially if it’s glued on and finished already.

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cutworm

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#12 posted 09-01-2013 08:42 PM

1+ Joe. If you could inlay the square, make it diamond or oval. But it is also nice as it is. I think anytime we make anything we would probably change something on the next build.
Nice work.

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#13 posted 09-01-2013 10:23 PM

I find the square shape distracting too. It might be better if it was round. beaded. and a bit smaller diameter than the medallion. Thank’s for asking. It is interesting to see others opinions.-Jack

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#14 posted 09-01-2013 10:37 PM

Distracting, but the bare medallion won’t look quite right either. I like Joe’s idea of a smaller diamond, then use another bit of lacewood on the inside as someone else suggested to lend continuity to the outside and inside.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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DKV

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#15 posted 09-01-2013 10:48 PM

After reading all the helpful comments, here is my take. Why introduce a third wood and different shape? I have moved to this. A rectangle to match the box and rosewood to get away from a single piece of lacewood.

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#16 posted 09-01-2013 10:56 PM

Is there a reason you need this on there? Why not inset the medallion in the box panel?

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Grandpa

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#17 posted 09-01-2013 11:37 PM

The lacewood appears to be a piece that you are trying to match and it doesn’t. I know this isn’t the case but this is what I see when I look at the box. It is distracting. This should compliment the box and I don’t see that.

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#18 posted 09-02-2013 12:22 AM

You did a great job on the box but the wooden squares just don’t work for me. Clunky. The medallion should look great inlayed flush with the surface.

Still glad you asked?

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DKV

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#19 posted 09-02-2013 02:46 AM

Gfadvm, I am glad I asked. A few have said inlay the medallion direct to the box. I think I will. I appreciate honest feedback. Thanks,

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gfadvm

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#20 posted 09-02-2013 03:00 AM

Maybe stain a ply scrap with walnut, route a space for the medallion, and see how it looks?

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#21 posted 09-02-2013 04:47 PM

Inlay or make it proud.

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#22 posted 09-02-2013 05:02 PM

Perhaps something like this but on a much smaller scale and may be echoing the pattern of the medallion ?

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#23 posted 09-02-2013 05:03 PM

Not that I’m adding anything new but I concur with the other posters…just a bit too much. Aside from that, however, the over-all piece is quite nice.

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Moron

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#24 posted 09-02-2013 09:16 PM

Good use of scraps ?

I am always curious as to why so many need a rainbow of colours to create an “illusion” of an artistic expression which deludes to the fact that they ran out of the wood estimated for completion and added an element of error and or were just to cheap to buy enough of the same specie, concluding in an example of “if we put a piece of icing on the cake” it will make the “cake” taste better ? (which btw, is sadly too often true : ))

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Bill White

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#25 posted 09-03-2013 02:25 PM

NOW you have it. Much better, and well done sir.
Bill

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#26 posted 09-03-2013 03:37 PM

It’s like trying to put an elevator in an outhouse…...it don’t go….Leave it off, scrap the idea, toss it aside, get rid of it…....You get the idea…........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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404 - Not Found

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#27 posted 09-03-2013 06:03 PM

Is your mom’s friend going to keep her ganja and papers in it Deek?, I’m confused after looking at A1Jim’s post…

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Jim Finn

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#28 posted 09-03-2013 08:24 PM

I like the inlay idea but to give the box more interest I would make the inlay-ed lace wood the shape of an oval.

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#29 posted 09-03-2013 08:57 PM

I am with the inlay ed wood and medallion in rounder shape crowd.

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