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Chris Boonzaier

Sucker born every minute... FAKE EK Boxes

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This is when being honest puts one well behind the pack in the race to make money!  Wish I had the imagination and Chutzpah to do this kind of thing.  But then I'd have to sleep at night, so perhaps not.  I did, however, buy any number of old carving set boxes once upon a time just because I like old wooden boxes.  Never occurred to mew to use them for anything other than keeping trinkets in though. 'Bother!', as Pooh says. 

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The insert in the lid looks good, it might be worth asking where he/she had them made, but compared to that horrible polyester velvet in the base well, that just screams fake.

I thought someone called oma (or similar?) sold them.

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How about this box, commissioned by a German officer POW in Colsterdale camp, Yorkshire, England. That's if you want to believe the story.
 
I wanted to see how easy it is to make them so knocked it up over the weekend.

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8 hours ago, Chris Boonzaier said:

Hah... you have too much time on your hands!!

Time? Ha! I wish that was true but I’m always flat out, spending most days working hard trying to remember what I’ve just forgotten.

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12 hours ago, Tony said:
How about this box, commissioned by a German officer POW in Colsterdale camp, Yorkshire, England. That's if you want to believe the story.
 
I wanted to see how easy it is to make them so knocked it up over the weekend.

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How'd you do that?

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8 hours ago, ccj said:

How'd you do that?

Mate it's easy.

Some card, an old box, a knife, ruler, felt and a couple of crosses to draw around.

I've now turned it into a box for cufflinks.

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On ‎10‎/‎05‎/‎2016 at 09:27, Tony said:

Mate it's easy.

Some card, an old box, a knife, ruler, felt and a couple of crosses to draw around.

I've now turned it into a box for cufflinks.

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That's exactly how I do mine, the difference for me is that with many enamelled pieces they are for storage and protection only. I don't sell my pieces, old cutlery boxes are a goldmine for this sort of thing, some of mine even the boxes are homemade from bits of card, old velvet and satin. Walker and Hall, I've got a few of their boxes!!

 

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