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Project by wildwoodbybrianjohns posted 06-13-2021 12:55 PM 743 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one has been done for awhile now, just got around to making the effort to take the photos. Next in my Drawer-Box series.

I wanted to create the illusion that there are two drawers when, in fact, it is only one. So I added a groove detail and split the pull.

I also wanted to suggest a slight Japanese influence.

Waterfall grain match.

Drawer is lined with fine velvet.

I usually do drawers with rabbets, because they are easy, and then peg them. Such is the case here.

Dimensions: 14cm wide X 12cm D X 12cm H.

Woods used:

American Walnut
Tiger stripe Sycamore (drawer)
Spalted Beech (drawer pull)

The Opal inlays are real Opal, and the two smaller ones have some great fire in them. My camera refuses to take super close-up photos, so you cant really see fire. The larger Opal is kinda milky, not so great quality, and is hiding one of the screws used to fix the front to the drawer.

Thanks for viewing!

And have a Great Day.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#1 posted 06-13-2021 01:16 PM

beautiful GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#2 posted 06-13-2021 01:33 PM

Clean lines and a great combination of timbers that you’ve matched around the box and the knobs – excellent! You say real opals ….. if I’ve not said this before, then this may be a new link for you. I get my opal dots here ** Martin does all sorts of laminated shell sheet, any thickness you want. An endless range of different shell dots blanks and purfeling, a wide range of different coloured synthetic opal dots, purfeling and blanks. And some new synthetic stone blanks which look really interesting that I’ve yet to try.

-- Madburg WA

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#3 posted 06-13-2021 01:37 PM

Another beauty WW! I especially like the spalted beech split handle with the continuing grain and the chamfered framing. It’s the little details that really make a piece…Nicely done!

Always enjoy your work Brian. Thanks for posting…and you have a great day as well!

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#4 posted 06-13-2021 01:38 PM

really like the 2 drawer illusion with that treasured pull, I’ve looked and looked at it and finally decided it was a mother nature wishbone and you had the eye to see it. the ‘frame’ around the front and back is also a great touch

-- 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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#5 posted 06-13-2021 02:04 PM

Amazing contrast and color throughout. Always surprised at how toned “up” the walnut gets when next to wenge and the colors in the pulls really stand out.

Now opals ? Gee Brian, I’m still mulling over adding silver to my projects, and now gemstones? 8^)

At least the wife has a stash of synthetic rubys and sapphires I could pilfer.

Love the “always innovative” designs!

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#6 posted 06-13-2021 02:58 PM

Another pretty one, Brian. Well done on all fronts!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#7 posted 06-13-2021 03:24 PM

Beautiful work Brian!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 06-13-2021 04:04 PM

Very creative Brian, I wish I had your imagination. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a project of yours that didn’t wow me.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#9 posted 06-13-2021 04:07 PM

Excellent and excellence.
Very elegant. Wonderful choice of wood and the design and execution is sleek.

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#10 posted 06-13-2021 04:37 PM

beautiful box work,love the woods you used and a real nice design.hope too see you,you know where ?

-- 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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#11 posted 06-14-2021 02:43 AM

Cool. Very artistic.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#12 posted 06-14-2021 05:07 AM

The designs on the front are pretty eye catching. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#13 posted 06-14-2021 05:25 AM

Much thanks to all who Commented!

Much thanks to All who viewed.

Martin, if you see this – your link is broke, gets a – 404 notfound.

Splint, There is all sorts of cool stuff one might add to projects if you search on “jewelry making supplies.” I have some really excellent garnet dots in stock, for example. But Martin Madburg is way ahead of the pack.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#14 posted 06-14-2021 11:00 AM

Brian, another work of art. Nicely done.

-- Petey

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#15 posted 06-14-2021 01:17 PM

Very interesting Brian. I see a vision of a small file cabinet. Nice work on it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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