In memory of my dog, Shiver

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Project by MattinCincy posted 1423 days ago 2383 views 15 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box in memory of the best dog that ever lived and who will be forever missed by our family – Shiver, our German Wirehaired Pointer. I tried a couple of different photography techniques to capture the figure in the tiger stripe maple sides and redwood burl veneered top, but as you can see, I’m no Ansel Adams. The black accents are ebony and the scene on top is applied to give it some depth. Inside is lined with leather and the finish is lacquer.

-- Wag more, bark less.

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#1 posted 1423 days ago

I like it, the figure in black ebony is very detailed. I like how the corner pieces vary in size, I would of loved to see a close up photo of the leather. Overall nicely done

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#2 posted 1423 days ago

This is such a beautiful box. The redwood burn looks great in the photo, it must be awesome to see in person.

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#3 posted 1423 days ago

Good job. The picture on top is beautiful. It doesn’t overwhelm the box, but it’s very effective. As for the wood, I really like the redwood burl veneer and the ebony splines. Nice attention to detail.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#4 posted 1423 days ago

That is a fantastic box. And a fitting memorial for a good friend.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 1423 days ago

Wonderful wood, wonderful project. Great job

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#6 posted 1423 days ago

You did a wonderful job on the box and it is a great memorial to a wonderful dog.

-- -Willing to try

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#7 posted 1423 days ago

Superb job. The craftsmanship is outstanding.

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

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#8 posted 1423 days ago

A very nice tribute to a good friend; creative, nicely designed and built.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 1423 days ago

The box is very well done. I do love the layout of the pieces through the miter joints, they aren’t what seems to be typically done and flow very well. Everything fits together aesthetically very nicely

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#10 posted 1423 days ago

Excellent job. Every detail is well done. The inside picture show the Burl well. It should provide a good visual focus for thoughts about your dog.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#11 posted 1423 days ago

Great box, nice work.

-- Tom D

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#12 posted 1423 days ago

REALLY nice!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#13 posted 1423 days ago

Absolutely beautiful box.

I’m really sorry for your loss.

I’ve often said … I have family members that I’d rather lose, than to lose a dog :-(

Forever in your hearts….

-- -- Neil

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#14 posted 1423 days ago

great tribute!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#15 posted 1423 days ago

Very nice tribute to Shiver. I’m very sorry to hear your loss of a precious family member!

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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