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Project by whitedog posted 10-02-2009 08:24 PM 1588 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been a good week in the shop, i finished 3 projects and used a few different woods that i haven’t used before. This box is 13×5 1/2×4 1/2 . I started this one wanting to use curved piece of firewood without cutting out the curve. Everything was fine till I started to figure out a lid , because of time i went with lift off lids and not try to do a hinged one. The lids are Cypress also from a firewood pile , i liked working with it but i could not get very big pieces because of the splitting in the wood( I have another log i hope is better). I used an oak branch and some Manzanita root. I did some malachite inlay one the lid.

Please let know what you think about this one.

-- Paul , Calfornia





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webwood

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#1 posted 10-02-2009 09:00 PM

very unique – love the inlay

-- -erik & christy-

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Mike Pousson

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#2 posted 10-02-2009 10:38 PM

Whitedog…. I just love your work. Your designs with worthless wood never cease to amaze me. I look foreward to a unique box made by you everytime I get on this site.

-- Mike in Waubaushene, ON

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whitedog

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#3 posted 10-02-2009 10:56 PM

thank you

-- Paul , Calfornia

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mtnwild

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#4 posted 10-03-2009 01:46 AM

Cool one, I knew it was another Whitedog as soon as I saw it. This one’s really cool….......

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 10-03-2009 12:27 PM

using the curve of the wood.. brilliant.

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

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Pdub

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#6 posted 10-03-2009 05:10 PM

Great looking boxes!!!!! I love the natural look and the inlay adds that finishing touch.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 10-03-2009 05:32 PM

Unique

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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patron

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#8 posted 10-03-2009 05:53 PM

nice work ,
looks like petrified wood .

a real ‘rocksabox’ !

-- 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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pan

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#9 posted 01-21-2010 06:30 PM

great boxes I’v never seen anything like this ,has a indian( native american ) look very cool

-- "everything has a soul"

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