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    East Indian rosewood ring box

    This is my second go at a ring box, took about a day to build and a month to finish. East Indian rosewood, grain filled and coated in 10 coats of nitro gloss lacquer. Brusso brass knob, Lee valley pin hinges. Gloss polished with mirka polarshine 10, VF5 and finally 3. As much as I hate the process of gloss polishing, the piano finish is hard to top.

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    Thatís super nice Justin. I like making small boxes.
    I can appreciate how much work going into small boxes.
    You also did good with the camera despite some glare.
    Aj

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    The pictures make a massive difference. My wife takes all my pics, so I most certainly canít take any credit.

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    Really nice job. I like the color and the nice finish.
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    Very nice job. What's the medallion between the two cavities?

    Mike
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    Itís the washer side of the magnetic latch

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    Beautiful, and I love the piano finish.
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    Impressive for sure. I haven’t heard of “piano finish” before but certainly fits.
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    Beautiful box Justin!

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    That is an awesome box Justin. I love the wood selection, design and finish. Beautiful work.
    Mark McFarlane

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    Count me in as loving this piece of functional art.

    Quick design question as I haven't worked with a magnet latch like that... Would the magnet be strong enough that it could be concealed under a thin veneer of the same wood (like a super thin "plug")? Careful grain matching during that process could possibly make the magnet essentially invisible. Just an idea that I wanted to get your opinion on. Thanks!
    - Bob R.
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    Depends on the magnet. The attractive force is exponentially proportional to the degree of separation, bigger magnets tolerate a further distance better. I use super thin magnets so they wouldnít tolerate it at all

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    That is a classy piece there! The finish is amazing.

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