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Leopardwood & Zebrawood ...the Wildlife is Here.!

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Project by USAwoodArt posted 01-28-2016 04:17 AM 1078 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is true Leopardwood…much denser, darker and nicer to work with than Lacewood.
I’m having fun with these wood hinges and improving my technique at making them as I go.
I like the look of recessing them so they do look as bulky and heavy.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"





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#1 posted 01-28-2016 04:45 AM

You got it down! Elegant as usual!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 01-28-2016 05:27 AM

Wow, that’s totally awesome. The workmanship and woods are out of this world.

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#3 posted 01-28-2016 01:36 PM

Very nicely done, great contrast.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#4 posted 01-28-2016 02:38 PM

Your workmanship is a beautiful as the wood selection. No way to improve on anything….Lovely

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#5 posted 01-28-2016 03:08 PM

Definitely a better look.
Let the safari begin!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#6 posted 01-28-2016 07:38 PM

thats a great looking box love the hinges.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 01-28-2016 07:50 PM

The hingecrafter looks neat. Makes some awesome hinges. This box looks more your style but I thought the last box was great because it was subtle.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#8 posted 01-28-2016 07:55 PM

Nice wood combo

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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USAwoodArt

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#9 posted 01-28-2016 08:22 PM

Thanks everyone. I so much appreciate your feedback… I have always felt that certain wood combinations make a big difference in the look of a box and these two confirm my thoughts.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#10 posted 01-29-2016 09:22 PM

I must admit, I like very much you sculptured boxes. This one is also special with those wooden hinges ‘inlayed’ into box body.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 01-30-2016 12:47 AM

That is a nice wood combination. Your sculpting really adds a lot to the ‘look’ of these boxes.

Question, not criticism: can you make those hinges where the grain parallels that of the box?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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USAwoodArt

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#12 posted 01-30-2016 02:20 AM



That is a nice wood combination. Your sculpting really adds a lot to the look of these boxes.

Question, not criticism: can you make those hinges where the grain parallels that of the box?

- gfadvm


I tried making several hinges with the grain orientation to parallel the grain and they were breaking too easily. Tried it with the same woods and I quickly realized that they only work in one direction

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 01-30-2016 03:11 AM

I had similar experiences with some woods. Cherry and Ipe worked well. I don’t have a Hingecrafter and thought maybe it had some magic powers.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#14 posted 01-30-2016 12:40 PM

Your craftsmanship is truly exemplary.

-- --Dale Page

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