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-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#1 posted 1373 days ago

Nice work !!
I think the cracks add character to the wood.
Love the edge banding,


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#2 posted 1373 days ago

We are our own worst critics, there really is nothing wrong cosmetically with this box. Yes it has a couple small cracks in the wood. What wood doesn’t crack. It is a beautiful box. Don’t be so critical of yourself. Hey, you made a mistake, so what. It still looks gorgeous. I love it cracks and all. Very cool, looks like real wood, not mdf covered with veneer. That’s how we learn, from our mistakes, right? Nice inlay by the way.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 1373 days ago

I have to agree with Mike we do learn from our mistakes. And it is a beautiful box.

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

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#4 posted 1373 days ago

Looks great! I agree about the crack, it adds interest! Did you make the banding yourself? Impressive! Great Job!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#5 posted 1373 days ago

Impressive bit of woodworking!

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

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#6 posted 1372 days ago

Nice looking project. I immediately saw the crack in the photo and saw it as a plus. What may seem like a giant goof, actually made this box a standout. Excellent work.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#7 posted 1372 days ago

Great box, nice work. The banding is beautiful and well done.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 1372 days ago

This is one cool box excelent

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1372 days ago

Very nicely done.

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#10 posted 1372 days ago

Thanks for the nice words everyone, after all maybe cracking a veneer is the way to go ;)

@ Tim, I don’t have my tools here in my flat (they’re at my parents’ place), I bought this fine banding at my veneer suppliers’. Though it’s a pretty straightforward banding with end grain purpleheart on the center (poorly butt-jointed BTW but I managed to hide that too).

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#11 posted 1372 days ago

Good work! I have to agree, the cracks actually add some visual interest to this piece. Nice work with the inlaid banding and I assume you made the banding which again was well done.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#12 posted 1372 days ago

Nice combo of materials.

Nice execution.

Nice gift !

-- -- Neil

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#13 posted 1370 days ago

That’s a beautiful job.

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#14 posted 1357 days ago

The result is great. I would not have reached for mdf myself, but you demonstrate that you can in fact get great results.

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#15 posted 1270 days ago

Nice box. The “mistake” is the best part!!! I love the cracks, looks natural. Nice work.

One question….you make guitars and yet no pix!!!! I’ve always wanted to make a guitar. Trying to learn how to play is hard enough :-)

Keep up the good work and let’s see pix of your guitars.

-- Scott

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