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Beetle kill jewelry boxes

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Project by emerym posted 01-17-2011 07:41 AM 1407 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been reading this site for a while now. I’ve enjoyed the project section and the ideas that folks have given me.
I thought I’d post some of my work for your feedback, I can take it (I think)

These are two jewelry boxes that I made for my grand niece and a friend’s mother. Bodies are made from beetle kill lodge pole pine from Aspen. The butterfly top is Purple Heart and the salamander is sassafras





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 01-17-2011 07:53 AM

I think that your boxes are quite nice. I really like ithe inlay work on both. Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#2 posted 01-17-2011 07:59 AM

Those are real beauts. The grain pattern on that third pic is incredible. I am a serious Gecko freak, and salamanders are a close second. Nicely done all around, miters are very well done.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Sodabowski

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#3 posted 01-17-2011 10:16 AM

Hey there, welcome to LJs. Well, for starters, this is very good! I love the inside of the lid of your salamander box!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#4 posted 01-17-2011 02:47 PM

Nice work, look great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 01-17-2011 03:46 PM

Those boxes are looking great. Welcome to Lumber Jocks I’m looking forward to more of your projects Thanks for posting.

-- I started off with nothing I have most of it left

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#6 posted 01-17-2011 07:16 PM

Good looking boxes. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 01-17-2011 07:28 PM

Despite the tragedy that the beetles are causing … they sure do give us access to some beautiful wood, don’t they ?

Very nice project. Welcome to LumberJocks, and … thanks for sharing !

-- -- Neil

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