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Project by Bill posted 05-19-2014 12:34 PM 1343 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two boxes are 6×8x4, and made with african ironwood and cherry, with a polished agate lift. I really like the color variations in the ironwood, cream, peach and black streaks, and it shimmers in the sun. It is a very difficult wood to work… it is extremely dense and reeks havoc on the tools, but it is rewarding getting it to shine. I used ca glue to keep the bark on the cherry, and the agate slice is simply epoxied into place.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 05-19-2014 12:41 PM

“Outside the box” with a box again ! including geode slice ! And beautifully done ! I enjoy following your artwork , BigOgre !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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Roman Hrytsak

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#2 posted 05-19-2014 12:44 PM

This one is forever! Nicely done. RH

-- Roman:... FIGHT HUNGER ----- DON'T EAT!

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#3 posted 05-19-2014 12:55 PM

beautiful wood, just amazing.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 05-19-2014 01:00 PM

Impressive piece, BigOgre.

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#5 posted 05-19-2014 01:04 PM

You continue to demonstrate a well above average talent for combining interesting woods and materials in attractive ways. Your segmented turnings are also unique, and very attractive. Nice work. I look forward to seeing your next post.

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

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#6 posted 05-19-2014 01:47 PM

You continue to show why you are one of our best. Awesome job.

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

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#7 posted 05-19-2014 03:15 PM

Wow! Great design !

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 05-19-2014 07:05 PM

Sweet boxes, Bill!!

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

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#9 posted 05-19-2014 09:49 PM

More great looking boxes…the ironwood is beautiful and the agate lift is a great idea and thanks for telling about the ca glue to hold the bark on the cherry.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#10 posted 05-19-2014 09:54 PM

You are a box making machine lately. And these 2 are just as nice as your others. Never saw any of that African Ironwood before.

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

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#11 posted 05-21-2014 10:20 AM

Wow, very very nice work. Great wood selections, colors, effects, looks awesome. Keep em coming.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#12 posted 05-23-2014 12:31 PM

Simply beee-u-teee-ful!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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