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My Wife Says This Is "Creepy"

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Project by gfadvm posted 07-12-2011 08:28 PM 2319 views 1 time favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another older project that I’m just posting. I was really proud of this one but when I showed it to my wife, she said the lid is creepy. She keeps it on a high shelf where she cant see the lid. Any of you see anything “creepy” here? Box is a mish mash of scraps: oak,Jatoba,pine,doug fir,etc. Finished with Spar.Top is mahogany over oak textured with a router bit in my drillpress.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm





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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 07-12-2011 08:36 PM

Creepy? Different but not creepy. Good use of scraps.

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Bertha

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#2 posted 07-12-2011 08:38 PM

I don’t see creepy either. I like it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 07-12-2011 10:06 PM

Looks like a nice box and a great use of those scraps we all keep for just that right project

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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mtenterprises

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#4 posted 07-12-2011 10:30 PM

Looks like good Swiss cheese. Nothing creepy about Swiss cheese. Nice job.

MIKE

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#5 posted 07-12-2011 10:42 PM

It looks pretty wild – as in wildly beautiful. I like it.

-- 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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saddletramp

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#6 posted 07-12-2011 10:42 PM

Hey, from my personal experience, if SWMBO says that it is creepy, then it IS creepy regardless of what the rest of think. :)

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#7 posted 07-12-2011 10:45 PM

Saddletramp is correct give it to me brother and I’ll frighten bronwen with it LOL have fun Brother say hello to your good lady from me Andy.kindest regards Alistair

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Bertha

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#8 posted 07-12-2011 10:54 PM

I have an overwhelming urge to place marbles in the holes. Overwhelming urges tend to be creepy, so your Wife might be onto something;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#9 posted 07-12-2011 11:20 PM

Not creepy for me either. I second Al about putting marbles in the holes ;)

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#10 posted 07-12-2011 11:26 PM

Very creative. I like it.

The random size and layout of the pattern is what makes it unique. If you had lined them up and made them all the same size, then you might as well just go ahead and glue the marbles in the holes.

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#11 posted 07-12-2011 11:37 PM

i like it..i dont see creepy at all…but it is different…what kind of recreational stuff were you into that day…lol..you didnt accidentally poke yourself with a horse shot did ya…lol….i think some different colored marbles would really add to it…i like the sides with the different woods…keep at it doc…if it were me…i would move the box down into plain view every now and then , just to play with her mind…and tell her you didnt move it…i would just say…i dont know honey…but its kinda creepy huh…lol…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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MrsN

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#12 posted 07-13-2011 12:47 AM

I will agree with your wife a bit, it is a little unsettling. You did a great job on the box, the top is just not what I would have done.

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#13 posted 07-13-2011 12:55 AM

I’m going with “unique,” and “a job well done.”

Beauty is in the (doll) eye of the beholder ;-)

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#14 posted 07-13-2011 01:34 AM

Ditto on the marble idea. Pehaps a collection of vintage ‘boulders’, steelies, cat eye’s, etc will sparkle it up enough that she looses that ‘creepy’ impression. Me? I think it looks out-freakin’-standing! I am curious as to where the hole idea came from?

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard/Wiggy.. whatever. Washington, State.

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 07-13-2011 02:35 AM

Jim _ Now THAT IS CREEPY! Grizz – Sounds like fun, but HEY, she cooks my meals! [and I have to live with her]. Saddleman – SWMBO????

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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