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Project by johan posted 06-15-2011 at 02:36 PM 1699 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a made for one of my customers in Knysna ,he wanted local woods that he had chosen.The box outside is stinkwood,you can see the contrast of darker and lighter stinkwood.The inside are from dark to light ;stinkwood;hard pear and forest alder.

-- Johan, South Africa, www.wildwoodboxes.co.za /www.knysnawoodworkers.co.za





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DaddyZ

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#1 posted 06-15-2011 at 02:42 PM

Very Nice !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#2 posted 06-15-2011 at 02:43 PM

Very, very nicely done.
Roger

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

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#3 posted 06-15-2011 at 02:46 PM

Oh my!!! This is outstanding work. I love the choice of woods, the contrast is beautiful, and the center grain is wonderful :)

-- Dale, Oregon

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#4 posted 06-15-2011 at 03:14 PM

Well I think that you surely have done a wonderful job on this fine backgammon box. I’m sure that your client will be very pleased.

-- 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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#5 posted 06-15-2011 at 03:33 PM

Sweetness! Beautiful Parquetry!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 06-15-2011 at 05:02 PM

wow! very nice work!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#7 posted 06-15-2011 at 05:19 PM

Wow, that is exquisite…a most beautiful selection of wood…and the execution is superb…I don’t typically play backgammon….but this board would certainly encourage anyone to give it a go.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#8 posted 06-15-2011 at 06:49 PM

saweeeeeeeeet, I need to make my mom one of these.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#9 posted 06-15-2011 at 08:55 PM

That is absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 06-16-2011 at 01:45 PM

Excellent grain selection dude! Good work brother.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#11 posted 06-16-2011 at 02:31 PM

Really well made looks almost flawless.Kind of machine made but by hand , lovely work my friend. Alistair question what’s stinkwood called in Europe I never heard of it before? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 06-17-2011 at 05:16 PM

Beautiful work, beautiful box.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#13 posted 06-19-2011 at 02:38 PM

Thank you for the comments !
SCOTSMAN-stinkwood is indigenous to south africa;it is a protected spesies,;and only available on auction by the state,it is only harvested from dieing or fallen trees.it,s called stinkwood because of the smell when freshly cut.

-- Johan, South Africa, www.wildwoodboxes.co.za /www.knysnawoodworkers.co.za

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