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Project by patron posted 04-07-2010 11:15 PM 2624 views 6 times favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a box i made some years ago , for my good friend Wayne ,
he is an excellent stone mason , he and i have worked together for many years ,
he also makes hollowed out wooden drums , and cuts out the
drum blanks with a chainsaw , then works them by hand to clean them up .
Wayne tans his own hides , and uses the natural wood as it comes out ,
as long as the trunks aren’t split , he leaves the knots and burls on them .
this box i made for him to say thank you for all that he has done for me ,
as a friend and professionally .
i wanted to make a box that looked like one of his drums ,
the main body is aromatic cedar ,
the top and top sides are lacewood , ( looks like rawhide ) .
there are 4 ribbon woods in the middle ,
representing the 4 directions , claro walnut , redheart , satinwood , holly .
the lacing is tinted epoxy , as i wanted it to look like real rawhide that was hand cut .
the design goes all the way around the box , and the lacing is continuous .
the 5th and 6th shot is wayne and some of his drums .

thank you for looking , have a safe day !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle





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moshel

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#1 posted 04-07-2010 11:24 PM

this is soooooooo brilliant!!!!!!! it really looks like rawhide!!!!

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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janice

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#2 posted 04-07-2010 11:30 PM

Wow, that is brilliant. I like how you did the lace, it looks like it’s really weaved thru holes. The drums are awsome too.

-- Janice

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Cher

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#3 posted 04-07-2010 11:32 PM

Your friends are lucky to have you as a friend. You are truly gifted David. Another beautiful box.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#4 posted 04-07-2010 11:32 PM

niice it realy match the drums well

Dennis

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ellen35

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#5 posted 04-07-2010 11:35 PM

Lovely, David!
They are vintage “David boxes”!!
The lacewood really looks great… and the lines… spectacular.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 04-07-2010 11:35 PM

Very cool David, you or I should say your friends are very lucky. You are lucky (blessed) to have so many great friends. The thing you did with the epoxy looks just like leather. What a master David. WoW!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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patron

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#7 posted 04-07-2010 11:44 PM

in order to make the lacing look right ,
i drilled and put cedar plugs first ,
then ran the router on a sled ,
with a ‘v’ point from top hole to bottm next hole /
being carfull to go into the hole then behind it
as it came back out.
the line was to formal ,
so i used a gouge to ’ wobble ’ the line a little .
and did the epoxy one side at a time ( 4 days ) ,
so it went around the corners right .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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DaddyZ

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#8 posted 04-07-2010 11:51 PM

Very Nice ! cool looking box !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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jm82435

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#9 posted 04-07-2010 11:55 PM

Great box with a great story. The veneer is wonderful, at first I thought it was another bandsaw matching stacked cut out project (that would have been a big piece of lacewood).

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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degoose

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#10 posted 04-07-2010 11:58 PM

You keep coming up with such great patterns.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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patron

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#11 posted 04-08-2010 12:07 AM

jm ,
it is a bandsaw matching staked cut out project ,
no veneer .
it was a piece of 4/4×6 1/2 piece of lacewood .
i did re-saw it and glue to the cedar .

thanks larry , as do you , bud .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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dustbunny

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#12 posted 04-08-2010 12:08 AM

It looks like a drum, that’s cool : )
You are soooo creative, I strive to be as good.
I have a way to go.
Love this !

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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deon

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#13 posted 04-08-2010 12:10 AM

OK.

-- Dreaming patterns

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Kent Shepherd

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#14 posted 04-08-2010 12:10 AM

Awesome, as always. You never cease to amaze me. You are as talented as you are nice!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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patron

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#15 posted 04-08-2010 12:11 AM

you are way closer than you think , lisa

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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