Thank you Lee... *S*...
Very nice work, Bill. I'm just starting to get into boxes and hope to do as well sometime.
Nicely done Bill. My favorite is the one for your daughter.
Very inspiring, you have given me an excellent project to start on, thank you
As we say in Australia, Bill.
Not too shabby...........
All four of them sing out 'splendid craftsmanship' to me. The one for your grandson is the one that I would be most inclined to try to build myself. I am curious how you went about crafting in the bumps on the deco side inlays. I'm also curious about the joinery you used on the outer portion of the top. Panel construction is an aspect of woodworking that I am itching to explore. By that I mean making a panel by constructing a 4 piece frame that encloses what ever the inner portion of the panel turns out to be.
Awesome job!!!!!!! I'm sure your family will love them. :yes4:
Some very nice work there, Bill. I absolutely love the box for your daughter.
Amazing! I hope to do stuff like that when I grow up.
I love them all!
I like the contrasting woods and the raised cross on the first box.
I like the shape of the second box, and the inlay went very well with your choice of wood for the box.
The inlay work you did on the box for your daughter looks nice and again choice of woods was excellent. The more you do inlay of your own the more fun you'll have and the possibilities are endless.
The last box has quite a bit going on there, almost too much for my taste. That raised panel you made for the top was a great choice of wood, you really let the beauty of the wood show through, but I think the panel could have stood on it's own without the raised effect. The box joints being left proud of the faces is a good look and showcases the end grain of the wood. Then there is the raised checker board panels you added on the sides and front, good looking on their own but kind of over kill. Those things said, over all, real nice work on all the individual elements that went into this box, just think there were too many ideas used at one time. I'm sure you grandson will love the box and always think of you when he looks at it.
Thanks for posting the pictures and I look forward to seeing more of your work,
Very nice. Thanks for sharing
Just great work Bill. Ruth Buzy would love the first one. Back to painting the fence for me.
Most excellent. My wife likes and collects boxes. She saw these, and like everyone else we both said wow. Hope to please here by doing something like this one day. I`m just
getting started though. Nice work.
Those are really nice! I really like the last one.
So your grandson helped his grandpa design the box, how can I argue with that!!!!:cray:
Hopefully one day he will understand why you don't want to paint your boxes. It's great when the kids or grand kids take an interest in your hobby, it makes it that much more enjoyable.
Like you say i find that an x-acto knife is the best tool to cut veneer inlay with. I haven't tried a scalpel so let me know how it works.
Work safe, Have fun,