Yin and Yang

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Project by ruddy posted 117 days ago 1248 views 8 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made from beautiful quilted Australian Cedar that was salvaged from some very old broken furniture. Trying to find Cedar of this quality is almost impossible and when I first saw the broken furniture I knew the cedar would enhance a nice box design.
The Yin Yang symbol is made from Huon Pine and Beefwood and I liked the idea of the symmetry of a square box with this theme. I have tried to carry the Yin Yang theme into the tray design.
The box has been finished with a Hard Burnishing Oil and then waxed to get a smooth tactile shine. It is one of those shapes that are a delight to hold.
The box and trays are lined with a pigskin suede.
The box measures 190mm x 190mm x 85mm high.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#1 posted 117 days ago

Great work, especially as the red gold has received another life, a box to be treasured for generations to come !

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#2 posted 117 days ago

Beautiful box

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 117 days ago

An instant heirloom. Absolutely beautiful.

-- "I'm not afraid of heights. I'm afraid of widths." - Steven Wright

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#4 posted 117 days ago

Nicely done all round.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#5 posted 117 days ago

Beautiful and very unique!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 117 days ago

this box is lovely. serene, quiet, but packed with lovely details. I luv the tray detail that carries over from the lid. Super box

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#7 posted 117 days ago

Wow….love it…beautiful and well crafted !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#8 posted 117 days ago

A truly beautiful creation—design and build.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 117 days ago

Ruddy, This is absolutely a wonderful box. Very unique and beautifully done. A tip of the ol topper to a job well done!

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#10 posted 117 days ago

That cedar has such a great warm color, and the soft glow of that finish really compliments it.
This really is a very nicely designed box and tour workmanship is crisp. Well done!

I assume that your saying the cedar is a rarity? Is it from over logging, or something else?

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#11 posted 117 days ago

Beautiful Ruddy.
An excellent use for such fine material. I really like the design and have been a fan of the Yin Yang motif for some time. As Michelle says, it has a serenity about it.
I like it a lot.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#12 posted 117 days ago

Beautiful Box Ruddy…and nice job on recycling!! I love the design.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#13 posted 117 days ago

Excellent! I like the way you carried the theme through the design.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#14 posted 117 days ago

Ruddy…Thanks for sharing your obvious talents. This box inspires thought.

-- Dan P.

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#15 posted 117 days ago

All of you projects are totally impressive and this one is no exception! The wood is spectacular and I really like the way you carried the theme through to the trays. And you already know I’m a big fan of all your hinges!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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