Natures own yin yang

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Project by johan posted 01-28-2010 10:49 PM 2869 views 11 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nature’s own yin and yang. It is all about the balance as seen in nature … the balance between light and dark and how we use it in our craft.
The base of the box is made out of African Blackwood, and the lid out of spalted Ironwood.

-- Johan, South Africa,

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#1 posted 01-28-2010 10:55 PM

looks good man

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#2 posted 01-28-2010 11:00 PM

Looks great with the contrasting wood. Nice job.

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#3 posted 01-28-2010 11:08 PM

where do you find your’e wood johan!! you come up with some amazing stock

-- -erik & christy-

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#4 posted 01-28-2010 11:17 PM

That is a fantastic choice of materials, assembled to perfection!

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

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#5 posted 01-28-2010 11:24 PM

That spalted Ironwood looks amazing. Excellent choice of woods and spectacular layout. (Nice photos as well)

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#6 posted 01-28-2010 11:30 PM

this is wonderful.. beautiful message.
Thank you.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 01-28-2010 11:34 PM

Yes sir…........that’s nice.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#8 posted 01-28-2010 11:36 PM


-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 01-28-2010 11:43 PM

Beautiful Wooddrain & Craftsmanship.

-- Dennis Zongker

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-- Spencer, Gilbert Az (

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#11 posted 01-29-2010 12:15 AM

I love it. That is the nicest spalted wood I’ve ever seen! I also loved your hinge solution, all in all a fantastic box Johan. I’m already looking forward to the next one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 01-29-2010 12:46 AM

That reminds me of icecream. Yummy box.

-- Jim

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#13 posted 01-29-2010 01:02 AM

Beautiful box—Well done


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#14 posted 01-29-2010 01:37 AM

Nice job . very well done! Where did you get the wood? I’d sure like to get some too!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#15 posted 01-29-2010 01:39 AM

Very good selection of wood. Someone needs to go on a world tour and bring the rest of us some of this wood!! Nice box overall. The cut for the hinge is great.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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