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Project by larryw posted 1258 days ago 3634 views 43 times favorited 56 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made for my mother, It took about seven months to complete ( working nights and weekends). 6 different exotic woods were used, and many exotic materials for the inlays. I finished this one in ‘07, and have completed several other projects with inlay since then

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~





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souichiro

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#1 posted 1258 days ago

Absolutely amazing work on this one!! Just beautiful! I really love the top, and the butterfly on the front is so cool!

-- Dale, Oregon

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JOEY B

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#2 posted 1258 days ago

that is a cool jewelry box . that will be a true heirloom . I long to be that good one day.

-- Tools tools and more tools its funny when we go in a store for anything we always look at the tools

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rkoorman

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#3 posted 1258 days ago

I’ve gazing at it for some time.. made myself a new cup of tea and sat down to gaze some more. I cant figure out hoe someone can make this and have the endurance to stay with it. It’s one of the best made and different pieces I saw on LJ.

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/

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kiefer

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#4 posted 1258 days ago

i love your project the design and craftsmanship are superbe
i feel humbeld absolutly pro
i hope you will post more
kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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Sharon

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#5 posted 1258 days ago

All I can say is WOW? It is just gorgeous.

-- Sharon, Oregon

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Splinterman

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#6 posted 1258 days ago

Hey Larry,
Now that is one excellent piece of pure Art work…..beautiful design…sweet finish….Outstanding job.

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bobasaurus

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#7 posted 1258 days ago

You sure made an incredible box. I wish I had the patience to do fine inlays like those. I love how the vine wraps around the corner.

-- Allen, Colorado

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 1258 days ago

Awesome box. Bet she likes it :-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Eagle1

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#9 posted 1258 days ago

That is beautiful. Any mother out there would love it.

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

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peteg

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#10 posted 1258 days ago

One of a kind, amazing job, you must have a special Mum (haven’t we all:))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Les Hastings

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#11 posted 1258 days ago

Awesome work Larry, welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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RogerBean

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#12 posted 1258 days ago

Very, very nice inlay work. A wonderful box.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 1258 days ago

This box is beautiful. The design is unusual and the inlay is outstanding. This is a wonderful gift for your mom and I know that she will always treasure it. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Bob Bonham

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#14 posted 1258 days ago

This is really beautiful!

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ineedathis

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#15 posted 1258 days ago

Magnificent work of art, I love dragonflies and butterflies your design draping it over the front
is very tastefully done,

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