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Project by Vjer posted 02-11-2008 02:05 AM 1933 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my Dad as a Christmas present. It is made from wenge and hard maple on the top and oak for the lower part. It has 3 chambers in it. One for his rosary and the other two for his favorite medallions.

-- My mind is like brilliant flash and then it's gone.

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#1 posted 02-11-2008 02:07 AM

Pretty cool!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-11-2008 02:21 AM

I like that very much. It would look good on any wall. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 02-11-2008 02:32 AM

Very nice indeed .. I think I may have found the inspiration I needed for the next round of bulk gifts—this time for my fellow choir members … I hope you don’t mind me using your piece as inspiration!

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#4 posted 02-11-2008 02:40 AM

Thanks for the kind words. I don’t mind anyone using anything I post. I have seen some very inspiring things on this site also.

-- My mind is like brilliant flash and then it's gone.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 02-11-2008 02:43 AM

Very nice. The woods contrast each other nicely, especially the wenge and maple. I am sure that your father appreciated this gift and is quite proud to display it.

Thanks for the display.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 02-11-2008 03:03 AM

Wenge and maple look great together. Granted, I didn’t know it before this post, but now I do and I don’t believe there can be any argument about it. Great job.

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#7 posted 02-11-2008 03:12 AM

Love the box, the wood and the symbolism

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#8 posted 02-11-2008 04:54 AM

That sure looks very elegant. I may copy the design for my moter for her birthday. Very nicely done!

God Bless,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#9 posted 02-11-2008 07:24 AM

That was a great Christmas present – bet you Dad was proud.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 02-11-2008 02:25 PM

I love it. I think I will try to make something similar.

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#11 posted 02-11-2008 08:30 PM

beautiful. Beautiful wood, design, and purpose.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#12 posted 04-16-2008 05:49 AM

I love the design, very well put together! The contrast is very nice too… really sets it off.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#13 posted 11-22-2009 07:18 PM

this is a very nice project.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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