Yin Yang mushroom box

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Project by hairy posted 1671 days ago 2209 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.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#1 posted 1671 days ago

neat … fun stuff Buddy

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

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#2 posted 1671 days ago

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 1671 days ago

butyful work like it


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#4 posted 1671 days ago

Man, that’s a work of art!

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

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#5 posted 1671 days ago

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

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#6 posted 1671 days ago

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 1671 days ago

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 1671 days ago

Thanks for all the encouragement!

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#9 posted 1671 days ago

Amazing design Hairy great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 1671 days ago

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 1670 days ago

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 1484 days ago

amazing box and a very good design fantastic job

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#13 posted 1401 days ago

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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