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Project by charlie49 posted 08-25-2010 02:58 AM 1151 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 08-25-2010 03:14 AM

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 08-25-2010 03:34 AM

i second that

-- gagewestern

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zlatanv

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#3 posted 08-25-2010 03:52 AM

Nice carving, wood looks cool.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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cwdance1

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#4 posted 08-25-2010 05:38 AM

Very nice work. Love the wood

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littlecope

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#5 posted 08-25-2010 11:13 AM

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 08-25-2010 12:15 PM

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 08-25-2010 01:05 PM

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 08-25-2010 04:46 PM

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 08-26-2010 03:28 AM

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 09-02-2010 03:05 AM

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 09-07-2010 05:39 PM

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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