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TOPAMAX CHALLENGE #4: another step forward

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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 11-28-2009 04:18 AM 1085 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The person who is receiving this box is a skateboard enthusiast, and at 54 years young he’s pretty good at it. So I decided to make it a bit more person specific and added a skateboarder and his shadow. I’m pretty positive quite a few of you won’t like or appreciate the design or the fact that I put this on such a cool box, but it’s perfect for who it’s for. He’s going to love it, and that matters the most. There’s still quite a bit of work left on this box.
The skateboarder is made out of Texas Ebony, with at walnut shadow.
As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative.
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-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~



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patron

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#1 posted 11-28-2009 04:29 AM

as always ,
excellent work !

the boarder and his shadow ,
are really lifelike .

well done !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 11-28-2009 04:33 AM

People would take exception to the inlay? Really? If an item is for a client or relative then any personalization that doesn’t effect the structural integrity and that is in good taste is a good thing isn’t it?
I like it. and your inlay is a cool way of being distinctive. I’m 54 and I’d like it if I was into the same sport.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#3 posted 11-28-2009 04:33 AM

I think it looks great and I think the inlay is a really nice touch.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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mtnwild

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#4 posted 11-28-2009 04:34 AM

WOW!! From me! That’s outrageous man! The shadow is a killer, I mean that in a good way. Nailed it!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 11-28-2009 04:56 AM

Keith, I thought this looked pretty good before but the inlay adds an interesting detail to the box. And I am sure the recipient will love it since you have personalized the box specifically for him.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 11-28-2009 05:19 AM

That is over the top!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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RichClark

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#7 posted 11-28-2009 05:56 AM

Its perfect!... Bitchen in fact…. (no offense to anyone but… ) Where I grew up its on water its tubular.. on land its bitchen. Like a perfect think.. Super job!

-- Duct Tape is the Force! It has a light side and a dark side and it Binds the Universe together!

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#8 posted 11-28-2009 06:07 AM

The shadow inlay makes this perfect…I’m sure he’ll love it.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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griff

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#9 posted 11-28-2009 06:08 AM

Keith, this is another great build. The inlay will personalize the box for the recipient. Very smooth.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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scrappy

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#10 posted 11-28-2009 08:58 AM

Fantastic! Wonderfull way to persoalize a box. Outstand, realistic inlay waork. Great design and build of the box itself also. Positive he will love it.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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hooky

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#11 posted 11-28-2009 11:23 AM

great box and i love the inlay

(as im 44 and love to skate i would like to say i am as good as the recipient)

the only criticism i have is that you did not tell us how you mad and did the inlay

you have piqued my curiosity so please tell all

thanks

Hooky

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#12 posted 11-28-2009 11:36 AM

and with a shadow … just shaking my head.. shaking my head..
the box (and design) is just as awesome as the skateboarder himself!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#13 posted 11-28-2009 11:54 AM

All of the above… from me too.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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blockhead

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#14 posted 11-28-2009 12:43 PM

The woods go very well together and the inlay looks perfect. Love the shadow detail. Can’t wait to see more…

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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lumberdog

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#15 posted 11-28-2009 02:28 PM

there’s art and then there’s GREAT ! art, excellent inlay work..

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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