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Project by wildwoodbybrianjohns posted 02-19-2020 08:44 AM 537 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For those fans of K.I.S.S.

About the simplest box one can make. The idea here was to create negative space in which to highlight the stunning tones of this Pao Rosa, a.k.a. brazilian rosewood. I really had to fight the urge to add more detail here.

Dimensions: 7cm X 14cm
Pao Rosa and ebonized oak. I used india ink for the ebonizing.
Finish: many coats of shellac.
Lined with plush velvet.

Have a great day.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!





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#1 posted 02-19-2020 12:13 PM

Nice clean lines, yup.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 02-19-2020 01:25 PM

Yeah! I’m loving it.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#3 posted 02-19-2020 01:56 PM

That is one nice box.

-- Bob

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#4 posted 02-19-2020 04:06 PM

Beautiful! Love the simple design.

-- Phil

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#5 posted 02-19-2020 08:43 PM

Very interesting. I like the design very much.

-- Petey

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#6 posted 02-19-2020 08:55 PM

Creative design.
Did you stain the top?
What did you use to make the black part?

-- James E McIntyre

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#7 posted 02-19-2020 09:34 PM



Creative design.
Did you stain the top?
What did you use to make the black part?

- James E McIntyre

Thanks, James.

No stains were used; that is the natural colour of this rosewood.

For the ebonizing I used india ink. For this technique, I usually sand to 220g, then steel wool with 0000, then do the color twice, and lock it in with shellac before I do any finish sanding so the colour stays put.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#8 posted 02-19-2020 10:17 PM

Interesting design, I like it.

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

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#9 posted 02-19-2020 10:49 PM

Brian, is that top located with a simple rabbet around the lower edge?

The simple design allows those colors to take center stage. I have some of that pao rosa that is waiting for its moment, perhaps I’ll try your idea of black trim 8^)

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#10 posted 02-19-2020 11:00 PM



Brian, is that top located with a simple rabbet around the lower edge?

The simple design allows those colors to take center stage. I have some of that pao rosa that is waiting for its moment, perhaps I ll try your idea of black trim 8^)

- splintergroup

Yup. Couldnt be simpler.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#11 posted 02-20-2020 01:53 AM

Brian, super – far from your usual but again out of the box thinking

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#12 posted 02-25-2020 09:08 AM

Less is plenty.
This is a prove to that.
Really fine work.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 02-25-2020 01:58 PM



Less is plenty.
This is a prove to that.
Really fine work.
Best thoughts,
Mads

- mafe

Tak sa meget, Mads.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#14 posted 02-25-2020 05:33 PM

Big warm smile.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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