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Project by bigogre posted 05-16-2014 06:01 PM 2286 views 24 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever since I saw Gregs “Mr. Crab” http://lumberjocks.com/projects/88003 my brain has been processing the concept, and this is the outcome. I glued the walnut onto the maple before I made the box, and then carved away where I wanted the maple to show. Carving something flat was a bigger challenge than I imagined, but I am happy with the results. The lid is a simple lift off, and has some beautiful curl in it. Finished with wipe on poly, waxed and buffed.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973





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#1 posted 05-16-2014 06:46 PM

Your box really came out very awesome…! There is something special about layering and carving contrasting woods…and you have achieved it.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#2 posted 05-16-2014 06:55 PM

Like chocolate on vanilla ice cream. Great job, beautiful wood.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 05-16-2014 07:02 PM

Excellent !!

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#4 posted 05-16-2014 08:30 PM

Cool concept!

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#5 posted 05-16-2014 08:33 PM

I like the look, it is sure different and that is a good thing. I like your projects because they are so unusual.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 05-16-2014 08:55 PM

That is really cool, Bill. Looks like chocolate on cinnamon bread!! It is quite unique. I love it!!
...................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 05-16-2014 09:45 PM

Now you’re talking, Bill. Love the adornment of the darker wood. Sets up a good contrast.
Keep them coming!
RH

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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#8 posted 05-16-2014 10:40 PM

Always great to see something different, you have to love this piece well done
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 05-16-2014 10:50 PM

Nice! I really like where you went with this…

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#10 posted 05-16-2014 11:07 PM

Looks really good.. Given you mention the trouble of carving something flat, would it make sense to “carve” (aka plane) the 2 woods BEFORE glueing them together?

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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#11 posted 05-16-2014 11:10 PM

Very nice looking with the strong contasts and the crisp lines.
Well done!

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#12 posted 05-17-2014 12:05 AM

Fantastic box

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#13 posted 05-17-2014 12:28 AM

Awesome!

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#14 posted 05-17-2014 12:37 AM

Very nice.

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#15 posted 05-17-2014 12:38 AM

Just beautiful! I too see chocolate over ice cream.

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