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Project by christopheralan posted 12-25-2010 10:16 PM 2020 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solid 3/4” oak, handcut through dovetails, purple heart splines. Solid 1/2” oak tray with mitered purple heart splines, lined with rigid foam and felt. Spray lacquer finish. Solid brass hardware. Walnut coin display. There are sixteen total images burned by hand. Some of the pictures were provided by the customer during the recipient’s deployment to Iraq. Other pictures were picked by me for nostalgia and design. This is my most ambitious and complex project to date. This commission took over 50 hours to complete.

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com





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littlecope

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#1 posted 12-25-2010 10:33 PM

Excellent Job, Christopher, really Well Done… The customer is going to be well-pleased!!
Hope You and Yours are having a Great Christmas Day, my Friend…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 12-25-2010 10:48 PM

Very cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Verna

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#3 posted 12-25-2010 11:31 PM

A marvelous piece. A box I’m sure a Marine will be proud to call his/her own.

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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MayflowerDescendant

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#4 posted 12-26-2010 01:03 AM

Great work! Hats off to all the men and women in uniform, present and past. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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ShopTinker

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#5 posted 12-26-2010 01:38 AM

That’s really nice work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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Charles Maxwell

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#6 posted 12-26-2010 02:39 AM

Uh rah!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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missingdigitworkshop

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#7 posted 12-26-2010 07:02 AM

Very nice job on the woodworking and an excellent touch with the burned images.

-- Do not be discouraged by those who don't. Be inspired by those who do.

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resonation

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#8 posted 12-26-2010 08:08 AM

you must have such a steady hand for wood burning those images. Nice

-- Chris, Pennsylvania

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ND2ELK

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#9 posted 12-27-2010 04:45 AM

Excellent piece that has been beautifully done. Very impressive. I am sure the person that recieves it will be very proud to have it. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Chip

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#10 posted 12-27-2010 07:38 PM

Unique box that really stands out from the rest. Outstanding artwork on a beautiful box… well done Christopher.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Handi75

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#11 posted 01-04-2011 03:36 AM

Dude,

that is badass. Love it. Can’t wait to see more.

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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Cookie

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#12 posted 01-16-2011 09:52 PM

Nice work, Beautiful job.

-- Doris Oakwood Ga

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josh

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#13 posted 05-16-2011 05:09 AM

Chris, I love those HAND-CUT dovetails. They look tight and so does the box.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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