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Project by JADobson posted 05-01-2019 04:21 AM 944 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you look back at my projects a little ways you will see a presentation box I made for a few pens for a client with some reclaimed qswo some time ago. Click for details

I was left with a few leftover pieces of the flooring that I’ve been meaning to make something from. Here is the result. It is clearly influenced by Matt Kenney’s 52 boxes book still but I’m hoping with the geometric carvings that I’m getting some of my own ideas in there as well. The carvings were done with a steel ruler and my olfa utility knife. (The black blades are worth every penny)

Box is qswo with milk painted poplar lids. Corners are mitred – dividers sit in dadoes. All joinery was handcut. The bottom is ginwashi paper (a Japanese printmakers paper made from hemp) glued to a piece of 1/8” plywood. The fibres are quite course and can be easily seen and felt. The box was fumed with ammonia before being finished with shellac. Lids have a coating of shellac as well.

Questions, comments, critiques welcome.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks





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#1 posted 05-01-2019 11:24 AM

Very interesting look of that top section, something different and unique.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-01-2019 03:40 PM



Very interesting look of that top section, something different and unique.

- majuvla

What Ivan said.

Yes, very interesting.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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JADobson

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#3 posted 05-01-2019 05:00 PM

Thanks gentlemen.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#4 posted 05-01-2019 10:28 PM

Very unigue, Just attempting to determine purpose? :)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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JADobson

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#5 posted 05-01-2019 10:43 PM

As John Ruskin would say the ultimate purpose of any object is to bring joy to its creator. The utility of the object is secondary. Right now it is holding some cash but it was entirely a coincidence that bills fit perfectly in the larger space.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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Andre

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#6 posted 05-02-2019 05:53 AM

What! You have CASH? We finally gave that NDP gang the boot so maybe someday in the future things may get better! Spring is trying to break through so maybe I can get out and pick some bottles and be able to buy some cheap wood in the future! Things have been tough, had to start getting my Latte’s from MacDonald’s, and settle for only 12 year old Scotch!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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