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Project by Mike Shea posted 06-21-2007 07:53 AM 2623 views 14 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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this box i made recently was not my dsighn. it is a replica of a box made by someone who i cant remember thiere name. ill get that and write it later but i stumbled upon it while searching the net one day and just had to build it. at the time i was researching asian or japanese inspired boxes because i was so interested in thiere style and way of woodworking. this box had everything i was looking for in that the lid resembled a buhdist temple of some sort and the legs were so eye catching. all in all i enjoyed it very much and give all the credit to the man who desighned the box.

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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 06-21-2007 12:22 PM

oh my goodness. I can see why you were inspired to create this.
Absolutely gorgeous.
Well done.

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

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mjpierson

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#2 posted 06-21-2007 12:34 PM

of the three – this is my favorite – especially like the lid….

-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio

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Mario

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#3 posted 06-21-2007 02:07 PM

That is an awesome box. I love the contrast in the woods.Nice details.

-- Hope Never fails

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 06-21-2007 02:26 PM

Beautiful wood, design, and execution!

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

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frank

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#5 posted 06-21-2007 02:33 PM

Hi Mike;
—-this is a very fine piece of ‘wood art’!

I especially like the curving flair at the base of the legs, very asian in appearance and the top of the box has the look of making one think they are ‘riding a wave’....

Thanks for sharing this and keep on ‘curling those wood chips’!
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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Bob Babcock

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#6 posted 06-21-2007 02:43 PM

Very nice Mike. The May issue of Wood magazine had a pagoda style box that you might be interested in.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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PanamaJack

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#7 posted 06-21-2007 03:16 PM

Mike, just an outstanding job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Don

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#8 posted 06-21-2007 03:27 PM

This has a very pleasing form, Mike. I love small boxes and particularly appreciate the workmanship involved in each of your pieces.

Thanks,

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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TreeBones

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#9 posted 06-21-2007 04:07 PM

Love that wood. This is a fine box. A+

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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woodspar

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#10 posted 06-21-2007 04:20 PM

Mike, my first question when I saw this was, how did he do that? The curved work on the legs and top look very difficult. I also like the clear finish, the beauty of the wood really shows through.

-- John

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mot

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#11 posted 06-21-2007 04:55 PM

I love boxes. Woodworkers that can put so much detail and skill into such a small space amaze me. Nice work, and thank you for showing us.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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jockmike2

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#12 posted 06-21-2007 06:11 PM

Beautiful box, I’m with you, Asian art really interests me. I like the curves and delecate strength in their work. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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HandsOgold

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#13 posted 06-21-2007 11:15 PM

How do you spell SPEK TACK YOU LAR?

-- Dan

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 06-22-2007 12:48 AM

:) that’s about right

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

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Napaman

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#15 posted 06-22-2007 02:40 AM

amazing—-but give us more pictures….this is beautiful!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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