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this is a box i made some months ago ,
it was sent as a gift ,
as a thank you .
but after 2 months ,
i haven’t heard a word .
maybe it got snatched by
a customs agent ,
or just not liked very much ?
how ever that may be ,
i made it , you saw it , it is recorded for posterity .
maybe it will be worth something someday ,
after i’m gone ?
like those things they find in an attic ?

it reminds me of a birthday cake .
it is rosewood , with a peroba rosa sides ,
and aromatic cedar insides .
i didn’t get pictures of it cut open and hinged , sorry .

the inlay is the one i gave larry ,
for fathers day ,
that he made his kaleidescope from .
it is the starbursts i make ,
without the curved cuts .
so i’m just moving on for the new year ,
which i hope we all enjoy !

thanks for looking .

-- 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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#1 posted 01-01-2010 04:14 PM

Another great looking box!

-- Janice

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#2 posted 01-01-2010 04:18 PM

Great looking box. Sorry the recipient did not acknowledge it. I sure would not do that to anyone.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 01-01-2010 04:36 PM

Great box. Lots of pieces in that lid.
That same thing has happened to me too and it just doesnt feel right.
But I wont let it stop me from doing what I like and I wont let the actions of others affect how much I enjoy giving.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#4 posted 01-01-2010 04:42 PM

thank you all .
janice , your comments are allways nice , thank you .
jerry , it took me by surprise .
mario , i made a spline slider with the angle cut out in it ,
it was a little goofy with the splines ,
cause they were just a shade tight ,
and the ends were ( of the splines ) not exact up and down ,
so i put the plugs to do that .
andy , well said , why i decided to post , so i can have a clean new year !

-- 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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#5 posted 01-01-2010 04:56 PM

You are indeed an artist. I hope you signed it.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#6 posted 01-01-2010 05:01 PM

oh my oh my…that is a beauty…i know if something like that showed up at my doorstep…there would be much gratitude…for i would love to have such a piece from are incredible David…and you also fill a place in my heart with your generosity…thanks for being who you are….its made a difference in my life…

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

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#7 posted 01-01-2010 05:08 PM

very nice box i like the splines never see that before
thank you for sharing

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#8 posted 01-01-2010 05:09 PM

well im not asking ,,,but i can tell you what..if ever David or Andy were to send me something…the whole community would know…you both are incredible artists…im not shootin sunshine up your backside either…im sincere in my comments…im sorry for anyone who cant show thanks or gratitude for such a wonderful gift….but if we let things like this stop us from giving..this world would be a sader place then it already is…guys like you are bright star’s …

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

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#9 posted 01-01-2010 05:10 PM

Fantastic, one should no base his mood on other people, they can let you down. Anyway, if they didn’t like it, then thet need rehab or something, it is beautiful, and I appreciate they work that went into it.
Happy New Year.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#10 posted 01-01-2010 05:21 PM

David, this is a gorgeous box. I love the design and the lid adds so much to its visual appeal. The keys certainly are unique and original as are you. It is a shame that the recipient did not at least acknowledge the receipt of the gift but, in this case, it is the thought that really counts.

It is wonderful to have a gifted talent, such as you do, that allows you to create such beautiful pieces of art. And your willing to share this gift with others is certainly an inspiration for the rest of us.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 01-01-2010 05:23 PM

8iowa , signed it with the cresent moon ( a D for david 0 , same as all my work .
grizz , it’s this sentiment that keeps it all going , get well !
eddy , what i have learned here , still working it .
grizz , do you have another dress i can borrow ?
i want to enter the contest too !
my wifes took all of mine when they left !
maybe a low cut in the back , you know , for the sunshine ?
andrew , one of the best things about this site ,
the people and the honest sharing !
makes you want to do and be your best !

-- 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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#12 posted 01-01-2010 05:34 PM

well David i will have to check my wardrobe getting low on my dresses cus i cant wear these newer outfits…ive got a little battle of the bulge going on….and the other..if your thinking of a low back…i hope you don’t have a hairy back…now that gives me the willeys…,,,so shave that thing ..and im going for this contest, so you better do good….cus i hate to loose…lol… of the day to ya ..grizzman

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

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#13 posted 01-01-2010 06:21 PM

David , it is a wonderful box indeed. I can’t believe that anyone would not appreciate this work of art !
Did you mail the gift with any insurance or tracking numbers to see if the person ever recieved it ? Is there anyone close to the intended recipient that you might ask questions of ?
Peace and Happiness to you in our new year and always , David : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#14 posted 01-01-2010 06:24 PM

Everyone has said it all David. The box is beautiful. I wish you could package some of your talent and send it to me. I don’t think I can ever get that good…

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#15 posted 01-01-2010 06:25 PM

David, As always, your work blows me away…......So much talent and a big heart too. One thing about it, if the recipient didn’t appreciate it, everyone on here sure does! Thanks for sharing your awsome talents with us.

-- John @

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