Black opal box

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Project by johan posted 1765 days ago 1938 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made by me on commission by Maya03, on referral by one of the Lumberjocks. I would like to extend thanks for that referral, and am pleased to say that Clara is very happy with her box.
This box is to keep her Black Opal collection and is made out of Stinkwood, Hard Pear with Witels Burl on top. The little boxes were made out of Ripple Hard Pear with a glass top and is kept closed with magnets. There are more boxes with stunning designs to come, all designed by Maya03, and I will post them as I go along.

-- Johan, South Africa, /

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#1 posted 1765 days ago

thats some box

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#2 posted 1765 days ago

Stunning work, once again…
Thanks for sharing, Johan.

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#3 posted 1765 days ago

Beautifully done! Nice opal collection too!

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#4 posted 1765 days ago

Excellent craftsmanship. Beautiful design and execution.

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#5 posted 1765 days ago

Hey johan
This is a sepctacular box great wood and fine details so well done.

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#6 posted 1765 days ago

very nice

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#7 posted 1765 days ago

WOW, nice one!

Love seeing your craftmanship, amazing…..................

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#8 posted 1765 days ago

Beautiful work. Looking forward to the future boxes. Thanks for posting.

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#10 posted 1765 days ago

Exquisite box but what on earth is stinkwood??? Never heard of it but it sure looks nice. I see you are from S. Africa so probably it is a local wood? Also have never heard of Witel Burl or Ripple Pear – the latter I would imagine is pear wood with a curly figure?

Beautiful workmanship and photography. Wish I could get photos that nice of my work but my little digital camera just can’t do the details (maybe that’s a good thing in my case!).


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#11 posted 1765 days ago

Beautiful work!!

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#12 posted 1765 days ago

what a beautiful job….im always impressed with your work..very good on detail and im sure your customer loves it….bravo amigo…look forward to the other that wil come.

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#13 posted 1765 days ago

Beautiful box.

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#14 posted 1765 days ago

Your work is so stunning! Absolutely gorgeous!

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#15 posted 1765 days ago

Wow! What a wonderfull box/set of boxes, to show off a collection. Fantastic workmanship. Outstanding wood.

Keep up the very inspirational work.


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