What a difference a little colour makes...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 11-07-2010 07:40 AM 1890 reads 0 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, as you know, of late, I have been busying myself with boxes…
Please do not worry … I am still making cutting boards and Lazy Larrys…. I will post when finished…
I am also making some chess boards but that is a subject of another blog… in this particular blog I would like to speak about how a different colour can change a project… not the colour of the wood or stain… but the lining… I have had a lot of comments about the Hot Pink felt of the endgrain box…
Just as an exercise.. while I had nothing else to do… lol… I made up some inserts from the various colours of felt I have in stock…
There are 6 and I will be looking for more… especially a LIME GREEN one for MsDebbieP…
So here is a slide show of the various changes… please note this was not done in Photoshop… I did change the felts..
Vote for your favourites please…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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Wes Giesbrecht

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#1 posted 11-07-2010 07:47 AM

IMO, the only one that works is the black.
A dark burgundy or blue could be nice too but as far as the pastels go…. nuh uh.

-- Wes Giesbrecht

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#2 posted 11-07-2010 08:13 AM

Blue, then green

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 11-07-2010 08:27 AM

Black, read then green.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 11-07-2010 08:23 AM

Black, red, green

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#5 posted 11-07-2010 10:00 AM

You know it really depends on the use and I supose the user! But personally the different colours bring out different qualities in the wood. It is easier to say which I did not like, which was the black and light grey.

-- Theresa,

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#6 posted 11-07-2010 12:18 PM

I like the black and then black, with possibly black as a fallback. However I think you are right, the colour you use varies with th project, wood or person you are doing it for, though.

Anyway theres nothing wrong with making boxes.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#7 posted 11-07-2010 12:40 PM

I like the red and then black.
I think it is a matter of what we are used to seeing.
Typically boxes are lined with black, green and red.
It’s what we are used to.
If one day we woke and the sky was green and trees were blue,
we would all freak out because it is not what we know to be normal.
“Different” color linings just take some brain adjustment and the right customer.
Like I always say…Dare to be Different !
Nice work Larry : )


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#8 posted 11-07-2010 01:30 PM

Black Red and how bout none ?

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#9 posted 11-07-2010 02:17 PM

Red first… then green, then black…
Aw, heck, I like them all!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#10 posted 11-07-2010 02:27 PM

Red and green both work for me ;-)

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#11 posted 11-07-2010 02:40 PM

Red and green for me too.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#12 posted 11-07-2010 02:42 PM

This box is absolutely beautiful, Larry.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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Mary Anne

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#13 posted 11-07-2010 03:00 PM

The red and black both appeal to me, but there is something to be said for the more bold colors. If, for example, the hot pink, was someone’s favorite color, they would find the box almost irresistible because it would be a rare find. If you made a production run of boxes with all the same inner dimensions, you could offer an on the spot color choice.

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#14 posted 11-07-2010 03:10 PM

I’m a simpleton; I prefer the black for its elegance. The lavender is nice, though. Bold and garish don’t do it for me.


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#15 posted 11-07-2010 03:39 PM


-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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