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Project by Patrick May posted 1431 days ago 2228 views 14 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The jewelry box sides are figured maple I found at Menards. Top is spalted Maple from a log I found discarded by railroad tracks.The hinges are figured Maple. The miter splines,the plugs ,the hasp and the Celtic knot are carved from 8,000 year old Irish Bog Oak. The pattern for the knot is from a grave stone in Scotland. The finnish is Dannish oil and wax





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grizzman

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#1 posted 1431 days ago

wow Patric, this is an amazing box here..the detail is just fantastic..the Celtic knot is superb..my wife would love this…i love it..every detail is spot on…you have a fan for sure…im going to add you to my buddies list so i dont miss any of your work…thank you…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Kindlingmaker

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#2 posted 1431 days ago

Very Very beautiful box and your knot carve is perfect! Wow!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 1431 days ago

Beautiful box. Cool story that goes with it. Great wood.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Flemming

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#4 posted 1431 days ago

nice box, love the celtic knot.

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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CiscoKid

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#5 posted 1431 days ago

Absolutely amazing. It’s beautiful!

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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Eagle1

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#6 posted 1431 days ago

Beautiful box.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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TJ65

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#7 posted 1431 days ago

Thats a great looking box. I love the timber you used it all blends in nicely. And the work on the knot, did you carve it or use the scrollsaw? (or both?)

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

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SPalm

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#8 posted 1430 days ago

Very nice. I love the use of materials.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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DonH

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#9 posted 1430 days ago

Very nicely done – it is nice to know any unique background on the materials used.

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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scrounger

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#10 posted 1430 days ago

Great job Patrick! Love the choice of woods and the workmanship is great. Just goes to show you that you shouldn’t overlook the box stores for wood. Good eye! What does the inside look like? What are the box dimensions?

-- Dave, Southern IL.,

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Patrick May

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#11 posted 1430 days ago

The knot was first cut on the scroll saw , than carved and sanded. I glued it on the lid using a vacuume bag.

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#12 posted 1430 days ago

Absolutely stunning work.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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NormG

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#13 posted 1430 days ago

Well you have about covered all the countries there.

Very nice work, The Knot is great, but I must admit I really like the hinges

-- Norman

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wiswood2

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#14 posted 1430 days ago

Great looking box, the hinges realy make it look great.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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Rob Drown

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#15 posted 1430 days ago

WOW WOW, 8k yrs old wood for the knot. Stunning! Wow.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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