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Project by johan posted 10-28-2009 10:42 PM 1946 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, www.wildwoodboxes.co.za /www.knysnawoodworkers.co.za





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#1 posted 10-28-2009 10:44 PM

thats some box

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#2 posted 10-28-2009 11:00 PM

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

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

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#3 posted 10-28-2009 11:29 PM

Beautifully done! Nice opal collection too!

-- "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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#4 posted 10-28-2009 11:29 PM

Excellent craftsmanship. Beautiful design and execution.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#5 posted 10-28-2009 11:31 PM

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 10-28-2009 11:52 PM

very nice

-- -erik & christy-

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#7 posted 10-29-2009 12:05 AM

WOW, nice one!

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

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

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#8 posted 10-29-2009 12:53 AM

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

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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#9 posted 10-29-2009 01:12 AM

WOW!!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#10 posted 10-29-2009 03:00 AM

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!).

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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#11 posted 10-29-2009 03:06 AM

Beautiful work!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 10-29-2009 03:21 AM

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.

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

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#13 posted 10-29-2009 03:39 AM

Beautiful box.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#14 posted 10-29-2009 04:05 AM

Your work is so stunning! Absolutely gorgeous!

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#15 posted 10-29-2009 08:44 AM

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

Keep up the very inspirational work.

Scrappy

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

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