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Project by bibb posted 09-24-2009 09:58 PM 2076 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing too fancy, just letting the natural Rosewood speak for itself. I used no finish, only three coats of Butcher’s wax. I sanded to 400, applied the wax and buffed by hand. Sometimes less is best.
Peace
Bibb

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at http://katanadesign.com





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patron

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#1 posted 09-24-2009 10:13 PM

sweet !
looks real good ,
and yes it sure is beautiful wood !

good to have you back , too .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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grizzman

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#2 posted 09-24-2009 10:25 PM

very beautiful…i love it when the wood tells it all…and here it shows that…..thanks for sharing your project.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 09-24-2009 10:32 PM

You are right…........ the wood has spoken! A beautiful piece !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 09-24-2009 10:51 PM

This is a gorgeous box. And you are right about the finish. There is little need to try and improve what Mother Nature has already done with the wood. The rosewood is beautiful in its own right.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 09-24-2009 11:04 PM

Ooh Baby, that’s Pretty!!
I’m making a (surprise!!) box out of Rosewood right now and have been dying to see what it looks like finished…
Butcher’s wax, huh…Don’t know the first thing about it, but that never stopped me before!!
Beautiful Box, Bibb!!!

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

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Loucarb

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#6 posted 09-25-2009 01:12 AM

Ditto all of the above. Well done.

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ellen35

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#7 posted 09-25-2009 01:12 AM

beautiful box
you have really made that wood pop!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Roper

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#8 posted 09-25-2009 01:55 AM

very nice box bibbs, the colors on this one really pop. i love this rosewood.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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mmh

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#9 posted 09-25-2009 01:55 AM

OOooooh! Very nice! I better get started on my rosewood!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#10 posted 09-25-2009 03:11 AM

Love your boxes Bibb! I don’t know what it is but I find them a pleasure to build while letting the natural beauty of the wood shine through… and I see you enjoy the same philosopy.

-- enjoy your wood...

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#11 posted 09-25-2009 04:10 AM

Beautiful box – love that rosewood! And it doesn’t need any enhancement at all.

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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Karson

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#12 posted 09-25-2009 04:50 AM

The right wood makes the box. And you definitely have the right wood. Very nice.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#13 posted 09-25-2009 06:04 AM

Nice and fantastic wood

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#14 posted 09-25-2009 06:27 AM

Outstanding box. That RoseWood is the best. Wish I could have gotten in on that.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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lumberdustjohn

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#15 posted 09-25-2009 01:42 PM

Where do you find such beautiful wood?
Rosewood doesn’t grow in my woods.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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