Eye container

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Project by EPJartisan posted 03-10-2011 06:05 PM 2402 views 6 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever have one of those boards with a knot that seems to stare at you like it was an eye? I had this board for a few months now, no matter where I seemed to put it, I could always see it staring at me. So one day, I carved it into an eye.. for no other purpose than to send it out the door. Recently I got an email from a friend of mine that her partner collects boxes… and if I could make one for her birthday. I dislike making boxes .. but here was the opportunity to get this creepy thing out of my sight. I just won’t tell her, I think the eye is creepy.. LOL. I had some spare test parts sitting around so I made the container from a piece of fir and stained it Violet… sanding back until the figuring was visible again. The eye and base is Hickory. Not perfect by any means, but I finished it last night… shipping it out tomorrow.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#1 posted 03-10-2011 06:10 PM

Haha, love it! It IS creepy.

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#2 posted 03-10-2011 06:16 PM

Looks Good ! (Ho! Ho!)

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#3 posted 03-10-2011 06:20 PM

Creeeps me out a bit, too. Wonder why that is? Maybe a sort of, nice, you are being watched…


-- Stephen Mines (

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#4 posted 03-10-2011 06:24 PM

Fantastic…. very inspiring. I had a piece somewhere with two eyes in it… double creepy!

-- Maker of Stuff....

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#5 posted 03-10-2011 06:47 PM

Very cool! never thought of as creepy. thanks for posting.

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#6 posted 03-10-2011 06:54 PM

Eye wonder what you can put in it.

Very unique!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 03-10-2011 08:42 PM

Lends a whole new meaning to the phrase “I’ll keep an eye out for you.”

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

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#8 posted 03-10-2011 09:31 PM

Wonderful, I will not sleep tonight.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 03-10-2011 09:32 PM

Hee Hee very cool EYE love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 03-10-2011 11:07 PM

That is cool….but also very creepy! But I like creepy things, Great job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#11 posted 03-10-2011 11:18 PM

Have to agree on the creepiness of it but a very cool looking creepy.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#12 posted 03-11-2011 12:18 AM

Ha! The box has an eye ‘lid’. Good job on the carving of it. I remember seeing this guy at art shows that made eyes by sandwiching taxidermy eyes in between two pieces of leather. The slit in the top piece fit snugly around the eyeball and he carved some wrinkles all around so that the whole thing looked sort of alive.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#13 posted 03-11-2011 12:24 AM

I think it’s creepy too, but in an EYE-catching sort of way…(I had to) Very cool! I’m sure the collector loved it!

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#14 posted 03-11-2011 12:49 AM

Are you sure someone’s not in there? It looks real enough for me. You certainly had a good eye to see this eye-popping opportunity; gotta always be ready, peices like that can get away from you before you can blink your…well, you get the idea. Nice work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#15 posted 03-11-2011 01:44 AM

I think you should put one o them eyeball bubble gums out of a bubble gum machine in there. I think it blinked when I looked at it…

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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