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Project by johan posted 1037 days ago 1570 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 1037 days ago

Very Nice !!!

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

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RogerBean

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#2 posted 1037 days ago

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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souichiro

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#3 posted 1037 days ago

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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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 1037 days ago

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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Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 1037 days ago

Sweetness! Beautiful Parquetry!

-- Dennis Zongker

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Jorge Velez

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#6 posted 1037 days ago

wow! very nice work!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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reggiek

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#7 posted 1037 days ago

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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bigike

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#8 posted 1036 days ago

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

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

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savannah505

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#9 posted 1036 days ago

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

-- Dan Wiggins

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Div

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#10 posted 1036 days ago

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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SCOTSMAN

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#11 posted 1036 days ago

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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Randy63

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#12 posted 1035 days ago

Beautiful work, beautiful box.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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johan

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#13 posted 1033 days ago

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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