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This is one of my newer designs for display at the Gallery (Was juried into the Washington Street Artist Co-op this fall) I took the first box up to the gallery and it sold within 5 minutes of setting it down. Had this, its sister box already started.

The box is solid Walnut with mitered corners. The top Maple as well as the the splines in the corners. The top is inlayed with walnut and the sides of the top are gently rounded. The interior dividers are maple and friction fit to be removable. The box is lined in black velvet.

The finish is one coat of my shop made oil/varnish blend. Then topped off with about 4 coats of Shellac. After the shellac is fully dried (i give it 24hrs ) it is very lightly sanded with 320 to remove the last few dust nibs and then rubbed down with 0000 steel wool and finished with a coat of past wax.

The hinges are solid brass stopped hinges morticed into the top and base.

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Very beautiful box
 

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Outstanding box Greg,great design and super wood choice.
 

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Very nice Greg
 

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Super job, Greg.

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Very elegant with the extra details!
 

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Greg,very nice box, great finish.
 

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Greg A beautiful job. Glad to see that you are able to get back into the shop.
 

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Admirable one.

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A beautiful piece. Very elegant.
 

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Beautiful job and congrats on the quick sale. If you run short of boxes to sell, let me know. I've got plenty of extras! LOL
 

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Greg, Great looking box. Congrats on the Co-Op acceptance and the sale. I am planning to spend Friday and Saturday in B'more for the show. Let me know when you plan to be up so we can catch up.

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Abosolutely a good looking box design.
 

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High-five!
 

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Greg, nice look and great construction. I like your choice of woods. Good job on the internal structures. A few questions: How is the inset connected to the lid…splines, groove, other? Have you considered insetting the lift with a biscuit cutter? How does your finish hold up to the constant touching of a well-used box? Galleries make selling easy, don't they?
 

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Thanks for the comments, I do appreciate them.
Al, the top panel is floating in a groove in the sides. I wouldn't use a biscuit joint for the lid, its easier to float it in a groove and the biscuit wouldn't allow for any movement. As for the finish, it seems to hold up pretty well. Its not getting a lot of wear and shouldn't be exposed to too much water like a table. This was actually my first sale at the Gallery, I have 4 boxed up there on display now. We'll see how it goes. The gallery needs to generate some more foot traffic and we are working on that. We're working on an Art Loan program to put some pieces in businesses and government buildings around town. We're also looking to increase our exposure in the local papers and tour guides.
 
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