Yin Yang mushroom box

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Project by hairy posted 01-02-2010 08:59 PM 2471 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The top is basswood, with the remains of a walnut tenon left as a centerpiece.The base is American sycamore.The gills are walnut, and the box is tulipwood (I think?) .The base and the top have spiral accents, rotating opposite to each other. General Salad Bowl finish. 8” tall x 5 & 1/2” wide at the top.

The basswood top has a shimmer that seems to make the color change from light to dark as you rotate the piece in your hand.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 01-02-2010 09:21 PM

neat … fun stuff Buddy

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 01-02-2010 09:29 PM

Hairy i like this very much great use of different timber


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#3 posted 01-02-2010 09:37 PM

butyful work like it


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#4 posted 01-02-2010 09:46 PM

Man, that’s a work of art!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 01-02-2010 09:47 PM

this is wonderful!! what a brilliant idea and creation AND the combination of woods is perfect

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 01-02-2010 10:12 PM

This is very imaginative and well done Hairy. With your entry I wouldn’t even consider entering the competition. This looks like a winner to me. Well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-02-2010 10:22 PM

That is really cool, Hairy!

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

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#8 posted 01-03-2010 01:47 AM

Thanks for all the encouragement!

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#9 posted 01-03-2010 01:49 AM

Amazing design Hairy great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 01-03-2010 07:04 AM

Fantastic job. Great design and wood choices. The hidden box inside the cap is inovative. I would vote for this.

Keep it up.


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

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#11 posted 01-03-2010 07:02 PM

Howd a thunk it? Very creative and beautiful.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#12 posted 07-08-2010 06:38 PM

amazing box and a very good design fantastic job

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#13 posted 09-30-2010 03:10 PM

It’s a little late, but I just saw this. What if we carved a catapillar to place on top. Maybe one smoking a pipe… Watch out Lewis Carroll. Here comes Hairy. Just sayin…

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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