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Project by TedM posted 04-14-2012 12:29 AM 1552 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a piece that I recently finished that I call ‘All Pent Up’. I don’t usually name my pieces but because it was heavily decorated with pentagrams and star shapes I thought that in this case it was appropriate.

The piece is made from locally harvested Black Cherry and it has been heavily burned and carved. It is painted with milk paint and finished with beeswax. It is approximately 7″(18cm) in diameter and 3″ (8cm) tall with the lid on. The moon disc is a found piece made of bone.

The real challenge was to turn the lid so that it would fit flat against the base. Because of the star shape the lid had to follow the curve of the base exactly or there would be a noticeable gap between the lid and base. Likewise, the lid ring had to fit into the cavity correctly. Turning this was one of those moments where it was obvious that God was guiding my hands – it was achieved on the first attempt!

Although I had a vision of this piece painted you can imagine my dilemma at the point above where just a finish coat or perhaps a bit of stain would have made an equally appealing piece.

This was certainly a fun project and a challenging one. It brought together a lot of different aspects of art and craft that I been working on lately. I look forward to doing more pieces along this line.

Thanks for looking. Comments always appreciated!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!





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PaBull

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#1 posted 04-14-2012 01:15 AM

Nothing wrong with naming pieces.
Very creative!
Thanks for the post.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Woodbridge

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#2 posted 04-14-2012 02:27 AM

That is a very creative and very interesting piece, well executed. There is so much intricate work, you must have great patience. I like the way the lid sit on top of the piece with the star pattern underneath it (shown in your 4th picture)

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#3 posted 04-14-2012 08:01 AM

Your work is super!!!

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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TedM

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#4 posted 04-14-2012 09:32 AM

Thanks for the comments! I appreciate the boost!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 04-14-2012 11:22 AM

Interesting concept and some precise turning. I prefer the lighter version though.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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TedM

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#6 posted 04-14-2012 12:02 PM

Martyn, Yeah, I know what you mean. As I said it was a dilemma. I hope to make at least one unpainted one soon, if only to satisify the urge. ;)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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BarbS

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#7 posted 04-14-2012 01:07 PM

You did a very good job of mating the lid to the body of the box! A lot of skill is evident in that little pice. Well done!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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garriv777

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#8 posted 04-14-2012 01:35 PM

Beautiful piece!

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Heidi Neely

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#9 posted 04-14-2012 03:25 PM

This caught my eye right away, very unique and beautiful! I love it! It already looked pretty special after the woodburning, before you added the paint. I love the added detail on the finished project of the little face inside as well. Great job! :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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TedM

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#10 posted 04-14-2012 03:52 PM

Once again, thanks everyone! I appreciate the comments. They certainly lead one to contemplate more projects along this line. Thanks!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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RichardH

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#11 posted 04-15-2012 11:40 PM

Nifty work and I can definitely appreciate the challenge of matching the two curved surfaces. This is a fun piece that I think will make someone smile when they lift the lid. Nicely done.
Cheers,
Richard

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 04-16-2012 12:21 PM

Very Nice, a very unique project!!! Great Job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Philip

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#13 posted 04-16-2012 05:57 PM

Well done, that is a very unique piece.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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