Spirit Box for coworker

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Project by Richard posted 02-25-2010 05:06 AM 1786 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cherry wood box I built for my coworker. Her Husky dog passed away and I wanted to build her something where she could store some keepsakes from her dog. I am not good at drawing, but I have always liked Native American art. She loved it. The figure is drawn on by a Sharpie Pen and coated with tung oil. There was minor bleeding from the sharpie ink and tung oil. I need to find a better way of painting on my designs.

The cherry I came across during my travels in Pennsylvania. A sawyer sold me a whole pile of cracked and warped boards for twenty bucks. There was a lot of usable materials in that defective pile for boxes and small chests.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#1 posted 02-25-2010 06:07 AM

Cute box. Thoughtful gift.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#2 posted 02-25-2010 01:41 PM

very nice gesture. like the dog

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#3 posted 02-25-2010 07:42 PM

Great box! Love the unique dog. They have paint pens in the craft store. They even come in fine point. Maybe they or a woodburner would solve the bleeding problem.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#4 posted 05-04-2010 09:42 PM

great job , kepp trying, you’ll get it

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