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Diatom #1 Mahogany and Walnut Wooden Box

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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 04-16-2016 09:46 PM 749 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The shape of this wooden box was inspired by diatoms, a common class of algae which have a wide variety of interesting shapes. The box is made from South American Mahogany and American Black Walnut.

This box measures approximately 5.5” (width) x 2 1/4” (deep) x 2 1/2” (height)

It took a few tries to get the cover to fit just right. The finish is hand rubbed poly and wax.

Roger

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.rogergaborski.com





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DonSol

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#1 posted 04-16-2016 10:42 PM

Very unique, at first I thought of a clam, then I read your post. Beautiful box and great craftsmanship.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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JimRochester

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#2 posted 04-16-2016 10:52 PM

Good look and an interesting design. Willing to bet yours is the only project in here with that inspiration.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 04-17-2016 12:57 AM

Very interesting and beautiful box Roger. Like the design definitely a one off.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Betsy

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#4 posted 04-17-2016 03:03 AM

Beautiful. I really like the shape.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#5 posted 04-17-2016 07:45 AM

Another fantastic, odd shaped box. I’m realy looking forward to see more of them.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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leafherder

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#6 posted 04-17-2016 05:39 PM

Beautiful box, just right for holding a string of pearls. (I could have sold a lot of these when I worked at the jewelry store.) Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 04-17-2016 06:17 PM

Roger, this is so beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 04-17-2016 11:43 PM

Outstandingly unique.. I love it….............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Roger

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#9 posted 04-18-2016 12:40 PM

Super nice Roger. Reminds me of a bear claw.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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