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box wth a carved flower on top for a handle.

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Project by garysharp posted 11-15-2008 09:13 AM 1504 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made because I had the wood and my wife wanted a box to put the mail into. I think that she got more than she wanted. It now sets on the table next to the rocker. It was made with claro walnut and has a yellowheart flower on the top as a handle and the bottom is also yellowheart with an inlayed flower in it.

-- Garysharp "When sharpening woodworking tools, good enough,...isn't" “Your life’s complete only when your knowledge passes on”.





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#1 posted 11-15-2008 09:45 AM

Incredible piece of art !! : )

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#2 posted 11-15-2008 11:11 AM

Thats really nice.

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#3 posted 11-15-2008 01:04 PM

magnificent
the flower on the inside was a real surprise. Lovely!
question: is it being used to hold the mail?

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

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#4 posted 11-15-2008 01:10 PM

Wow! this is unbelievably beautiful. Just cannot say with words…
I save the pic Gary..

Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 11-15-2008 04:01 PM

Gorgeous!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 11-15-2008 04:16 PM

WOW, for me too. Outstanding! Beautiful, Super!

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

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#7 posted 11-15-2008 04:19 PM

That box is too nice to hold bills. (lol)

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#8 posted 11-15-2008 04:34 PM

Fine work there Gary. The handle flower is really something, and of course I’m envious over the marquetry pansy, since that has become a passion for me. BTW, have you seen Neil Lamens' interview with Silas Kopf on Furnitology?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#9 posted 11-15-2008 04:52 PM

love the flower…

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#10 posted 11-15-2008 05:27 PM

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#11 posted 11-15-2008 05:39 PM

Very nice box!

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#12 posted 11-15-2008 05:45 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments, I am teaching two all day classes this weekend but will try to answer the questions that some of you had by Sunday night or Monday. Gary

-- Garysharp "When sharpening woodworking tools, good enough,...isn't" “Your life’s complete only when your knowledge passes on”.

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#13 posted 11-15-2008 07:15 PM

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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#14 posted 11-15-2008 08:04 PM

A wonderfull item of art. Thanks for sharing.

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#15 posted 11-16-2008 02:06 AM

Nice

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