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Cardinal Box ?

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Project by jaykaypur posted 10-20-2016 11:17 PM 1142 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Flame elder wood. The lids were the inspiration for this box. I made a cut in a block of the wood, opened it up and the first thing I saw was cardinals. I built the box around the lids. The box measures 9 1/2” X 5 1/2” X 3” and is finished with Howard’s wax. The “lift” consists of opposing finger grooves in the top/bottom of the lids. I tried my best to keep the top of the box as clean as I could and this “lift” method seems to work great. Thanks for looking and commenting.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!





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#1 posted 10-21-2016 12:08 AM

Well done, love the flames

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Andy

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#2 posted 10-21-2016 12:14 AM

It makes me think of kissing cranes pocket knives. Great wood and a very nice box.

-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods

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#3 posted 10-21-2016 12:46 AM

That is some amazing wood.

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#4 posted 10-21-2016 12:56 AM

Wow. Very nice!

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#5 posted 10-21-2016 12:56 AM

Any more flame and it would be on fire. Hats off for keeping it so natural.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 10-21-2016 01:17 AM

Beautiful! what a cool find and excellent build

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#7 posted 10-21-2016 01:51 AM

Awesome use of the wood. Love it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 10-21-2016 02:07 AM

Good eye!

-- God bless, Candy

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Roger

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#9 posted 10-21-2016 12:56 PM

Wow! Wood is amazing art all by itself.

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#10 posted 10-21-2016 05:56 PM

That is one beautiful box and you did the “cardinals” proud!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#11 posted 10-21-2016 09:02 PM

Nice find. Really shows it off.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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leafherder

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#12 posted 10-21-2016 09:50 PM

Yes, I see the cardinals also. Great job in showcasing that unique grain pattern. The live edge is also a nice touch – gives it a very rustic/woodlands feel that emphasizes the cardinal motif. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#13 posted 10-21-2016 10:01 PM

I’m a little late here, but awesome work!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 10-22-2016 01:19 PM

I like it cool wood.

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#15 posted 10-22-2016 11:11 PM

Looks good, I see two vacant photo spots that could have included the lids open which would have been a nice way to finish the project off.

The Howards products certainly work well and nice to see them used elsewere.

-- Regards Rob

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