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Project by rosewood posted 12-03-2009 09:32 AM 2575 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just came from Celebes island where the macassar ebony grow there,
i met some fellow woodworkers who live deep inside the villages that i met before, realy remote area, i have an order from a 3 star hotel to make some wooden tissue boxes and key holder from ebony,its for souvenir and hotel use the owner said,
this is our first box/key holder of the order i gave for fellow woodworkers there, and i am gonna build a shelter for them using the coconut tree’s leaf roof, and that cow cart realy 8 wheel drive, its can go in any road situation just likes my old american willys jeep,

I feel so great as i knew this order will give extra income for them,



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#1 posted 12-03-2009 09:35 AM

That’s wonderful! It’s good to see how you can help others gain employment and income. The tissue boxes are quite beautiful too. I would love to visit your area someday.

-- "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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#2 posted 12-03-2009 10:28 AM

Nice wood, nice design. Ebony is nice wood. You do good work.


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 12-03-2009 11:22 AM

how wonderful.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 12-03-2009 11:29 AM

I would say it is very interesting journey you’re having. You mill lumber, you do woodworking, you travel to remote islands, meet people in need – you’re actually gaining really priceless lessons!
And that box out of ebony is so nice. Great work & great wood.
Congratulation on the deal you’ve got.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 12-03-2009 11:48 AM

Fascinating stories Rosewood! Lovely work too. Please tell us more.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#6 posted 12-03-2009 03:29 PM

Love the insight of woodworking from other places in the world. Your work looks great, keep your projects and stories coming in.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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#7 posted 12-03-2009 04:08 PM

Mr. Deni,
You are an inspiration and great role model.
I am honored to know you and pleased that you are a member of our woodworking family.
Nice job

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#8 posted 12-03-2009 04:55 PM


-- He said wood...

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#9 posted 12-03-2009 05:26 PM

Interesting post and nice boxes and key fob Deni good work

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 12-03-2009 05:40 PM

WOW! I just went through your Picasa photo album. You live in an amazing place!

I am really glad that you are here at LJ sharing your experiences and part of the world.

I have not seen a Willy’s that looked that good for a long time. I had been exposed to these both from the military and people restoring them and to think you are really using it! They climb anything and go anywhere like mountain goats.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#11 posted 12-03-2009 06:11 PM

A good venture in the remote area. You have made nice boxes and key holder from ebony. It is very noble on your part to build residents of that remote place a shelter. The picture of the bullock cart is nice. It is not a cow cart. Cow is a female ox and is never used for pulling cart.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 12-03-2009 06:14 PM

Wow! It sounds like you are really providing a great service for all involved. Good Job!

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#13 posted 12-03-2009 06:45 PM

thank for all the comment guys,
i am trying to tell the ppl there to make things from small pieces that they consider it as a firewood,
they only say good to wood if that wood is big enought to make a door or window etc etc, anything small will go to
their traditional stove, you guys will be shock if seeing them putting ebony that i can use for guitar neck building into
the stove,
i shall invite Mr, scrappy and do the show in front of them.
@ Sharad thank for correction of my english,today i learn new vocabulary,



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#14 posted 12-03-2009 08:40 PM

That’s so fabulous. I wish I had the courage to go somewhere like this and do the work you do. Kudos in every way!


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#15 posted 12-03-2009 08:55 PM

Thank you for sharing such interesting views of life in remote areas. It must be very gratifying to be able to assist the local communities in such a manner. When I made a jewelry box from the rosewood I got from Bibb…I gave it to a friend of mine for his daughter. I showed them the pictures on your site to give them the flavor of where the wood was grown and the people that live there….it really added alot to the gift…and it will be really wonderful if the history follows the box throughout its existence. Bless you for the work you are doing.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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