Money box

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Project by Marian Neagu posted 07-27-2009 08:52 AM 1447 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this money box as a gift for a friend who perform the christening for her baby. She is romanian, but married in Belgium. The box is Romania map, and the woodburning represent our ancestors (yes, Dracula too), and on the back, I compose a small poem where the first letter of every lyric represent the name of the baby.
Is made from lime tree, finished with varnish.

-- Marian Neagu - Targoviste, Romania

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#1 posted 07-27-2009 08:55 AM

You are truly talented. superb workmanship
I love it

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#2 posted 07-27-2009 08:57 AM

Thank’s Larry.

-- Marian Neagu - Targoviste, Romania

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#3 posted 07-27-2009 08:59 AM

Very nice work, unique too.

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#4 posted 07-27-2009 12:12 PM

Beautiful bank and work. You did an outstanding job on this piece. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless

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#5 posted 07-27-2009 12:47 PM

the piece is beautiful
the thought behind all the elements is … beautiful!

well done.

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#6 posted 07-27-2009 01:27 PM

Nice scroll work, good looking bank.

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#7 posted 07-27-2009 02:58 PM

Thats really cool. Very nice work.

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#8 posted 07-27-2009 02:59 PM

Very impressive work!

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#9 posted 07-27-2009 04:46 PM

Hey Marian
This is a amazing box with great craftsmanship and very great wood burning truly spectacular

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#10 posted 07-27-2009 06:02 PM

Wow! I love stuff that is “not typical” Nice work

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#11 posted 07-27-2009 08:38 PM

Great job Marian. As always your projects are amazing. What a great gift.

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#12 posted 07-27-2009 10:24 PM

Very unique and very personal gift. Nice work and I’m sure your friend will enjoy it for years to come. Something to be passed down through generations.


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#13 posted 07-28-2009 07:03 AM

Thank you all for comments. Now I want to make some miniatures of romanian national monuments. I will post here when will be ready.

-- Marian Neagu - Targoviste, Romania

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#14 posted 07-28-2009 09:51 AM

That’s a really cool idea, and the craftmenship looks excellent.

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#15 posted 01-30-2013 12:59 AM

That is beautiful and something you don’t see very often. Craftsmanship ans attention to detail are very evident.

How long did it take to burn all those details?

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