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Project by Karson posted 02-28-2012 05:37 PM 1740 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A contest was started in January on Garden Tenders. You were suppose to post a picture of a Fairy Door. The contest ends at the end of this month.

The contest was started without any prizes, just a good natured posting of pictures. I offered MsDebbie a prize to be given to the winner. So then it became an offical contest. The owner of the web site kicked in a $ prize for second place.

You’ve got 2 days to signup as a member of Garden Tenders and enter your picture. The winner gets to pick your choice of one of these 3 boxes.

I made 4 Shaker Candle boxes and gave one to my wife and one for the contest so I’ll hold the other two for some special occasion. My son saw a box that he remembers as being similiar to one of these in a NY museaum store and they were asking $400.00 for it.

I guess I need to get into the Museum Store business.

The sides are Ambrosia Maple. The streaks are caused by an Ambrosia Beetle that burrows into the tree. Sometimes you see two holes where theve got an entry and then have an exit hole. How they are able to burrow so close is hard for me to understand. After the Ambrosia Beetle is done a fungus invades the tunnel. The black fungus in seen on the sides of the tunnel. As sap goes up and down the trees over the years then a colored streak is developed in the wood. They are quite a show piece of dramatic wood structures.

The top is made from some Maple burl that I got in a wood gloat around 4 years ago.

The splines are cut from some Eucalyptus from Ira. The Bees Wing grain of that wood is not visable on these small pieces. But its a beautiful pink color.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 02-28-2012 05:45 PM

ooh SO beautiful!!
There is going to be one happy GardenTender in a couple of days!

Thanks again Karson for this very generous donation.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 02-28-2012 05:58 PM

Very nicely done.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#3 posted 02-28-2012 06:24 PM

Fantstic boxes! Someone will surely be a lucky winner!

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#4 posted 02-28-2012 10:20 PM

Love that top!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 02-28-2012 10:50 PM

Nice wood! Needless to say, it is the work of a master.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#6 posted 02-28-2012 10:56 PM

Nice one Karson.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 02-29-2012 01:18 AM

Very nice boxes, with very interesting wood grain. Picking just one may be tough for the winner.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#8 posted 02-29-2012 02:49 AM

Very nice, I liked the other one you did as well, the ambrosia maple gives the wood so much character, and the top, and the Burl on top compliments it very well.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#9 posted 02-29-2012 03:16 AM

darn…wish i had time—-$$$$$ okay….KARSON BOX—-PRICELESS! You are such a good person…giving giving giving…thank you…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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