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Project by JerryinCreek posted 03-13-2017 11:28 PM 2060 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve made several of these boxes but this one will stay in our house (I think LOL). I made it from plans I purchased from Wood magazine (plan #MD-00525). It is white oak with a Motawi tile. The tile is entitled Lotus – Olive. I purchased the hardware from Schlabaugh & Sons, the designers of this project. The finish is a mixture of Trans Tint dye, shellac and lacquer.

Thanks for looking!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."





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#1 posted 03-14-2017 12:51 AM

Very nice looking work

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#2 posted 03-14-2017 02:14 AM

Love this. I made the woodsmith clock withMotawi tile in it. The tile cost more than the wood! they are very nice tiles.

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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#3 posted 03-14-2017 04:34 AM

Great work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 03-14-2017 11:59 AM

This design is really nice. Great looking box.

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#5 posted 03-14-2017 01:25 PM

Jerry, this is so beautiful and nicely done. It’s an outstanding piece.

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

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#6 posted 03-14-2017 02:02 PM

Cant go wrong with tight miters. Well done!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 03-14-2017 03:07 PM

looks great

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#8 posted 03-14-2017 06:06 PM

Beautiful top motive. At first I thought it is stained glass.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 03-14-2017 07:11 PM

I like it. The wood works quite well with the tile color. The design/proportions are interesting too: squat, solid, almost like an old bank building. Gives it an air of strength and permanence, I think.

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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#10 posted 03-14-2017 07:19 PM

Beautiful box. What are the dimensions? Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 03-14-2017 08:18 PM

Very nice. The design sort of reminds me of Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs.

-- One Full Turn Woodturnings

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#12 posted 03-14-2017 11:49 PM

Great looking A&C box—love the tile and that ray fleck!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#13 posted 03-24-2017 02:10 AM

nice work, i checked out the motawi art tile site, the do some great work. another artisan to check out is laird plumbleigh, does some amaizing stuff!!

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#14 posted 03-24-2017 03:09 AM

Those tiles are nice but totally different style. Perhaps suited for different projects.

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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