Box #111

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Project by DustyNewt posted 06-22-2008 06:43 PM 1950 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is a prototype of many more to come. A friend of ours, a rock nut, came across a bunch of tile samples with genuine gemstone intarsia patterns. He also had the mesquite wood and asked if there was anything I could do with it all.

This is the result.

As stated, the primary wood is mesquite. Beautiful to work with. I used eucalyptus to back the black onyx and abalone tile so it’ll show on the inside of the lid. The pegs are bamboo and the lid is hinged with brass rod.

It measures approximately 3×3 x 6”.

This, being the first, will go to Jim. The next couple dozen will probably go on my etsy shop page. We’ll split the profits, if any.

You can see more photos at my Flickr page;

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#1 posted 06-22-2008 08:54 PM

Beautiful combination of materials to make a box. Really nice.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 06-22-2008 09:11 PM

A very interesting little box. The tile top grabs your attention … pretty cool.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#3 posted 06-22-2008 10:20 PM

excellent top…love the colors…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#4 posted 06-22-2008 10:28 PM

This is really cool. It’s very unique. Great design given the materials you had to work with.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 06-23-2008 04:30 AM

Nice stuff!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 06-23-2008 06:20 PM

I’ll bet they’ll sell really well.

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#7 posted 06-26-2008 06:34 AM

Nice looking box Dusty.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 07-03-2008 04:03 AM

That’s a keeper.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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