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Tas Myrtle and Purpleheart Box

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Project by robscastle posted 807 days ago 1213 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK here is the story regarding the production of this box.

1. In 2011 I went to the RNA wood expo, met Rod Carins from Tassie, bought some lengths of Myrtle from his display, see picture 1
We chatted for a while and then Rod introduced me to Lazy Larry and Aaron who were inside the exhibition hall at the Torque Work Center Stand, as a result Larry invited me to visit his workshop to see the TWC in operation for myself.

2. I spent some time there and discussed just about everything including purchasing some of his fine wood.
3. The Purple heart was from his stock, and he asked to see some results so here they are.
4. Thanks to both Larry and Rod for their hospitality and advice.

I also visited along time friend Grant who has a Lucas mill in Kyogle and he invited me down to assist in milling a few Camphor laurel trees and some slash pine. Hence see the the CL Oval shaped lid box.

Inlay work also interests me so the chain link box was a project I took on.
I made a series of templates (of most went into the Otto Bin) in an attempt to produce a representative realistic image of a chain. Eventually I got it right, the petal was to cover a defect.
They were added to try to fill in the 6 pictures.

Regards

Robert Brennan

-- Regards Robert





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degoose

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#1 posted 806 days ago

They are all fabulous… Really enjoyed our last visit and am looking forward to the next time we meet..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 806 days ago

Aw yeah, that first one is just gorgeous, nice work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 806 days ago

You sir, are a craftsman. Those are very nice and the chain inlay is amazing.

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

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#4 posted 805 days ago

Beautiful work, I really appreciate the chain link inlay, certainly shows you great talen,t and way more patience than I do.
Welcome to LJ’s

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

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#5 posted 686 days ago

I like this design. Looks nice.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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