Linguine Design Boxtop with Abalone accent with keepsake box

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Project by woodreamer posted 03-25-2014 08:33 PM 1555 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The crisscross random pattern suggested the pasta on a table. I used 3/8 inch thick poplar with water-based stain for the box lid, and walnut for the box. I had just acquired a sheet of abalone and used it for this project as an accent. It’s quite expensive, and brittle to cut so I was a bit cautious, using a very sharp thin blade. I managed to cut it without ruining it.
Thanks for looking.

-- Bob, BC, Canada

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#1 posted 03-25-2014 08:49 PM

Looks like a lot of work with this one Bob, real nice job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 03-25-2014 09:41 PM

Nice design , the off-set for the abalone is great , nice colors too .

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#3 posted 03-25-2014 09:45 PM

Yeah. This one took a lot longer than I thought, but the novelty of it made me forget to pay much attention to time spent. Thanks for the compliments and comments guys!

-- Bob, BC, Canada

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#4 posted 03-26-2014 09:54 AM

I’ve been considering projects I could use the linguini patterns for ever since I bought the book. This is a neat idea.

Very hard to guess the size of this with nothing to reference – is it exceptionally small? Extraordinarily large?

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#5 posted 03-26-2014 06:26 PM

Way cool

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 03-27-2014 01:59 PM

Interesting box, Bob. Good contrast of colour and textures.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#7 posted 03-31-2014 04:11 PM

Beautiful and unique box! Love the gorgeous and pasta inspired top, the abalone is a great accent. Great job!

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