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Project by Marian Neagu posted 09-09-2009 07:12 PM 3379 views 10 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello my friends. I come back for a long period of “vacation”. I was verry verry busy on my job, but last week I begin my holidays and I made something. It’s a small box made from lime tree, finished with varnish and represent one of beautiful romanian castles, Bran Castle. On the left page I describe the “life” of this castle, from the begining to 1936, when he become museum. I hope you like it.

-- Marian Neagu - Targoviste, Romania

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#1 posted 09-09-2009 07:24 PM

Very interesting. I have never seen anytihng like that before. Great Job.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#2 posted 09-09-2009 07:25 PM

it’s my own design and ideea. Thank you

-- Marian Neagu - Targoviste, Romania

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#3 posted 09-09-2009 08:14 PM

Wow – that is a great design, it looks beautiful

-- Joanne, New York,

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#4 posted 09-09-2009 08:22 PM

What a great idea!! Very nice work, Marian!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#5 posted 09-09-2009 08:38 PM

That is the most interesting box I have seen in ages. You are to be complimented on your originality and construction. Great box.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#6 posted 09-09-2009 10:20 PM

Great work…very original design….what kind of wood do you get and use in Romania?

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#7 posted 09-09-2009 10:30 PM

this is basswood (i hope this is the translation in english). I work with pine also. We have oak, beech, cherry,walnut , most common regular woods. The exotic wood is expensive and is rare (at least in my area)

-- Marian Neagu - Targoviste, Romania

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#8 posted 09-09-2009 10:43 PM

Cool, thank you Marian…I always like to get the feel of craftspersons in different locales…Some items are made even more difficult when there is no ready source of material.

Yes, Basswood is probably correct…it is an excellent wood for carving and shaping…As shown by your wonderful example…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#9 posted 09-10-2009 12:00 AM

Thats neat!!
Very nice work.

-- Rick, Pa. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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#10 posted 09-10-2009 12:49 AM

very good … what is on page 75 ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 09-10-2009 01:27 AM

That’s one of a kind for sure, very nicely done. I was expecting a different kind of box, those page-lids are fantastic.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#12 posted 09-10-2009 01:55 AM

Awsome. great work great idea.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#13 posted 09-10-2009 02:18 AM

What a fantastic job.

Great idea and wonderfully crafted.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#14 posted 09-10-2009 02:19 AM

Very cool box.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#15 posted 09-10-2009 09:18 AM

thank you all for comments

-- Marian Neagu - Targoviste, Romania

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