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#1 posted 10-19-2010 12:40 PM
Nice work !!I think the cracks add character to the wood.Love the edge banding,
-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com
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#2 posted 10-19-2010 01:37 PM
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 10-19-2010 01:52 PM
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 10-19-2010 02:09 PM
Looks great! I agree about the crack, it adds interest! Did you make the banding yourself? Impressive! Great Job!
-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)
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#5 posted 10-19-2010 02:51 PM
Impressive bit of woodworking!
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#6 posted 10-19-2010 06:09 PM
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 10-19-2010 06:14 PM
Great box, nice work. The banding is beautiful and well done.
-- Tom D
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#8 posted 10-19-2010 06:31 PM
This is one cool box excelent
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
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#9 posted 10-19-2010 08:09 PM
Very nicely done.
#10 posted 10-19-2010 08:19 PM
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).
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#11 posted 10-20-2010 02:10 AM
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 10-20-2010 02:42 AM
Nice combo of materials.
Nice gift !
-- -- Neil
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#13 posted 10-21-2010 07:14 PM
That’s a beautiful job.
-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK
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#14 posted 11-04-2010 12:57 AM
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 01-29-2011 08:25 PM
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.
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