I over did it this time

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Project by dgreen50 posted 05-07-2019 07:52 PM 1465 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really over did it this time with the embellishment. This is a large keepsake/Jewelry box made of ash and Granadillo. The size it approximately 12×8 x 6”. The bottom of the box is sectioned with two dividers being removable if one wishes to open the entire bottom for storage. The top drawer is divided into two sections (and the divider is not removable). The top outside of the box lid was engraved with a wave pattern and various colors of iridescent paint airbrushed into the grooves. Two inlay strip of wood were added. I like the top. Where I overdid it was adding an engrave dove on the underside of the lid (see photos). It seemed like a good idea at the time, but after carving the dove,; at least to me, it seemed to distract from the elegance of rest of the box. In fact, to me it looked tacky and out of place. Just goes to show sometimes you need to not add to much. Simple and well done beat showy or gaudy!

The box was finished with water based poly to keep the ash as light as possible.

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#1 posted 05-07-2019 08:02 PM

Nice looking box

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 05-07-2019 09:46 PM

i disagree looks great to me,were always our own worst judge.nice work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 05-07-2019 11:39 PM

Nice box. Nice storage possibilities, the inlay is good, I even like the Dove, it’s inside, like a surprise gift.

Not a fan of the airbrush detail though.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 05-08-2019 10:36 AM

I love your inlay work on your lid, excellent box!

-- Mike Miller,

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#5 posted 05-08-2019 01:23 PM

Looks good to me, excellent workmanship and attention to detail.

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#6 posted 05-09-2019 12:54 PM

Amaizing top!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 05-09-2019 02:50 PM

Anything worth doing is worth over doing.

Looks great! Nice job.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#8 posted 05-09-2019 06:46 PM

Congratulations on the DTT. I like the box, dove and all.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 05-12-2019 05:06 PM

I wouldn’t worry about the dove. The box has so many well done details and such a well executed design that no one is going to bump the like factor down. Great work on a unique and pleasing design.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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