Finished Orangutan sliding lid Box

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Project by wyeth posted 12-18-2009 02:46 AM 2496 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been doing a series of blogs on this project but today I have to wrap the project in its Christmas paper and deliver it to my daughter before she leaves on her overseas trip that will take her to the Orangutan rescue centre in Borneo. So I did the final finishing with orange skin oil followed by and orange oil/canubra wax application and buff with cotton cloth. I hope you like it – I still have more to add to the blog about the carving and finishing and will do that soon.
For more about real orangutans look here.

-- David Australia

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#1 posted 12-18-2009 02:57 AM

That is just fantastic!

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

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#2 posted 12-18-2009 02:57 AM

Very Cool….........I’m sure she will cherish it.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 12-18-2009 03:15 AM

It’s beautiful : )
She is going to love this,
I know I do !!


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#4 posted 12-18-2009 03:23 AM

Great job Wyeth! Very imaginative. I am sure she will love it.

-- Dave, Southern IL.,

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#5 posted 12-18-2009 03:28 AM


-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 12-18-2009 04:11 AM

this is just great .

i know she will treasure it always !

ya done good dad .

-- 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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#7 posted 12-18-2009 05:19 AM

Your daughter will definitely love it. It’s a great job of carving and the detail is wonderful.

-- John @

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#8 posted 12-18-2009 05:26 AM

Now that is one cool box!

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#9 posted 12-18-2009 06:33 AM

That is awesome.

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#10 posted 12-18-2009 12:11 PM

Fantastic piece very nicely carved. I also feel that the vulnerable expression on the Orangutan’s face pretty much sums up their plight nowadays and is therefore very appropriate. I hope you do more of these kind of carvings. Your daughter is bound to love this gift and cherish it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 12-18-2009 01:04 PM

like it? It’s extraordinary!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 12-18-2009 01:24 PM

You have a great deal of talent! I love the carving.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#13 posted 12-19-2009 01:34 AM

Super duper cool. Is she the next Jane Goodall (for Orangutans)?

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#14 posted 12-20-2009 03:36 AM

that´s most be the face evry father show up with when there daughter´s leave they alway´s think they never see them again :-)

very well done self potrait :-)
she got to love you for it


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#15 posted 12-21-2009 12:46 AM

Thankyou everyone and have a Very Happy Christmas.

-- David Australia

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