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Project by charlie49 posted 1435 days ago 1103 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1ST, I’M THE WORLD’S MOST INCOMPETENT PHOTOGRAPHER. HOWEVER, I DID MANAGE TO INCLUDE FINGERPRINTS.

A KEEPSAKE/JEWELRY BOX I MADE FOR MY WIFE SOME YEARS AGO. THE BOX IS GONCOLO ALVAZ, THE LID IS OAK, THE LEAVES AND STEMS ARE BLACK WALNUT AND THE ROSES ARE PADAUK. FINISHED WITH DEFT SPRAY LAQUER, 5 COATS SANDED WITH 400 GRIT BETWEEN EACH.

IDEA STEMMED FROM AN ARTICLE WHICH, IF MEMORY SETRVES CAME FROM AN OLD UISSUE OF WOOD MAGAZINE.THANKS, THIS IS A GREAT FUN SITE.
CHARLIE.





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1435 days ago

From one Charlie to another, those roses are great!

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

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gagewestern

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#2 posted 1435 days ago

i second that

-- gagewestern

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zlatanv

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#3 posted 1435 days ago

Nice carving, wood looks cool.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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cwdance1

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#4 posted 1435 days ago

Very nice work. Love the wood

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littlecope

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#5 posted 1434 days ago

Beautiful Job, Charlie!!
Welcome to LJ’s, my Friend, glad to have you aboard!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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TJ65

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#6 posted 1434 days ago

Welcome Charlie to LJ’s,You will love it.
I love your box, The grain is wonderful

Did you carve the roses? they look pretty good.

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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Toolz

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#7 posted 1434 days ago

I really like the roses!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1434 days ago

Love the wood the roses and the box beautiful.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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charlie49

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#9 posted 1434 days ago

Thank you all for your kind remarks. This is a great place. Yes, TJ65, carved, shaped sanded, sanded, carved sanded and sanded.

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grosa

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#10 posted 1427 days ago

So, do you still have any finger prints on those fingers ? Very nice.

-- Have a great day.

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jusfine

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#11 posted 1421 days ago

Great looking figure on the box, nicely done!

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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