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#4 Shaker Box w/ "Virginia Star" Quilt Inlay

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Shaker boxes provide a beautiful place for storing one's treasures!

#4 Shaker Box w/ "Virginia Star" Quilt Inlay

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Jeff Neil is a woodworker who lives and creates fine boxes in east Tennessee. 

"While working full-time as a research engineer, I experimented with various mediums until I found that woodworking brought me the most pleasure and also allowed me to use those skills I had developed as an engineer coupled with my interest in fine crafts."

Jeff has the pleasure of being married to a quilter, who inspires a lot of his work;  he uses a marquetry, or inlay technique to add quilt squares to the tops of traditional Shaker boxes, making each one even more unique and special! 

This box is made from walnut and birds-eye maple, with various other woods in the Virginia Star quilt square.  The box is made using the old Shaker methods: hot water soaking for bending the wood; copper tacks in the "fingers" keep the oval shape; and wooden pegs secure the bottom and the lid.   Shaker Boxes come in particular sizes, and this one is a Size 4: 8 1/2 in. wide, 6 in. deep, and just over 3 1/4 in. high. 

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