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Project by Jesse.R posted 05-24-2010 01:32 AM 2127 views 12 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is the first thing to come out of my new workspace. :) just a simple keepsake box made from some figured maple and padauk that iv been kicking around for a few years. im a big fan of curves and celtic knotwork so i plan to incorporate that into alot of my stuff. the top is held on with a simple purpleheart dowell i turned and drilled through the side. this was also my first carving project. i quickly learned that carving a straight line in figured maple with the grain is a pita but im happy with how it came out overall.

-- jesse





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#1 posted 05-24-2010 01:41 AM

Outstanding! Very nice work Jesse…

Welcome to LJ…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 05-24-2010 01:59 AM

Yes Jesse, very elegant yet defined.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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#3 posted 05-24-2010 01:59 AM

Really nice work.
Welcome

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 05-24-2010 02:03 AM

Elegant & striking in it’s simplicity

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#5 posted 05-24-2010 02:05 AM

Excellent work and a beautiful box Jesse. The wood combination is eye candy.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#6 posted 05-24-2010 02:09 AM

Nice box.

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#7 posted 05-24-2010 02:13 AM

Beautiful box Jesse, love the wood combination and the carving together…...... Celtic designs are a favorite of mine also.

Craftsmanship is superb !

keep ‘em comin’.............

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#8 posted 05-24-2010 03:11 AM

great box. wonderful.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#9 posted 05-24-2010 03:19 AM

Amazing and wonderful so well done.

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Monty Queen

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#10 posted 05-24-2010 04:19 AM

Awesome job on your box , i love the legs. Superb.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#11 posted 05-24-2010 05:03 AM

Excellent work on this. All the curves work great together and the carving on the lid really tops it off.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#12 posted 05-24-2010 05:35 AM

Nice design, nice details, beautiful wood – excellent result!

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#13 posted 05-24-2010 07:28 AM

Yeah! that’s really nice.

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#14 posted 05-24-2010 04:54 PM

There is nothing simple about it. That is a great looking box.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#15 posted 05-24-2010 04:56 PM

Love it! I really like the hinge and the tops handle, cleaver Congrats~!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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