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Eagle Carving on a Hardwood box

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Project by FloridaArt posted 10-05-2014 11:08 AM 1266 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

September, 2014—First and most important point: I did NOT do the carving. I do not carve. I found the carving of the eagle in a pile of wood objects at a local thrift shop. Bought it for $2. Trimmed it and cleaned it up, and featured it as the lid of a box. The box is made from hardwood bought “by the pound” at a closeout sale at our regional Woodcraft store. Finish is gloss water-based poly. Nothing special about the joinery here. The legs were fun to make. The box itself is about 12-inches long.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida





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hunter71

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#1 posted 10-05-2014 11:22 AM

Great box, great story

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 10-05-2014 01:44 PM

WOW, you stepped way up on this one Art, very nice even if you didn’t do the carving.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Roger

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#3 posted 10-05-2014 01:49 PM

You gave that carving a nice home.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 10-05-2014 02:14 PM

That is a beautiful box and the perfect place for the antique eagle.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 10-05-2014 03:57 PM

Good find Art! And nice job giving that old eagle a new home.

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

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#6 posted 10-05-2014 05:25 PM

I’m with the crowd. Great story and turn of events to make this happen.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 10-05-2014 06:02 PM

Art that lid really make your great looking box jump out. Very nice

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#8 posted 10-06-2014 02:33 AM

Great job salvaging the lid & including it in the construction of your box.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#9 posted 10-06-2014 03:52 PM

Very nice save on the eagle top and the box just looks fantastic!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#10 posted 10-06-2014 09:32 PM

Your carving really brought out the best in it. Thanks for sharing.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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