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Project by EulerPhi posted 06-29-2012 05:45 PM 2375 views 8 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello!!! I made this “Wedding Box” for my wife’s niece and her husband. It is made from Claro Walnut and Pacific Coast Curly Maple. I chose Claro Walnut, as a “Picture of Marriage” as it relates to the where branches of the tree extend from the trunk. As we all know, this wood takes great care to work with as does any good marriage. I chose the leg design to impart “strength and stability”. In all of the pieces I make, I try to impart meaning, a reason, or perhaps a “Sense of Mystery”, something to encourage the observer to think “hmmm, what treasure lies within…”
Thanks fellow LumberJocks for the time, EulerPhi

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#1 posted 06-29-2012 06:00 PM

Wow…just look at that Claro Walnut. That is some beautiful wood. Great craftsmanship on the box also! Did you have the names laser etched?

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#2 posted 06-29-2012 06:03 PM

Wow this is a very beautiful box and amazing wood.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 06-29-2012 06:14 PM

Jeff, yes, I found a local guy that Laser Engraved the names, all, thanks for the comments!!!

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#4 posted 06-29-2012 06:19 PM

Also, I am lucky enough to have a Local Shop who receives cut offs from a another shop that provides wood working to Funeral Homes. The Funeral Homes do not like the Claro Walnut, so the shop sells the cut offs to the local shop, I then buy it for 1 to 3 dollars a LF, depending on the quality. This is a great deal!

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#5 posted 06-29-2012 06:55 PM

Pardon my French but that’s * nice. I’ve been looking to make a box for my niece and I really like this design. Any problems working with those woods ?

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

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#6 posted 06-29-2012 07:04 PM

That’s just amazing work! Wish my skills level was that high.

Ron B.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#7 posted 06-29-2012 07:04 PM

great work euler

a lifetime treasure

welcome to LJ’s

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 06-29-2012 08:03 PM

Beautifully done! I especially love the claro black walnut with maple.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#9 posted 06-29-2012 09:55 PM

Beautiful box.
and welcome.
I hope you aren’t near those dreadful fires out there.

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#10 posted 06-29-2012 10:50 PM

Exceptional. That is a beautiful box. I also love the claro black walnut.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#11 posted 06-30-2012 01:33 AM

That box demonstrates some quality craftsmanship. I can’t believe no one commented on the AMAZING finish!

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

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#12 posted 06-30-2012 02:21 AM

Wow, Beautiful box very nice work. Sorry to hear about that fire around your area. How far is the fires from where you live?

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#13 posted 06-30-2012 03:18 AM

Stellar! I looks like it came from a meteorite that fell to earth and split open and was finally revealed after millions of years of traveling the stars.

I like how you mention you create meaning and/or mystery within your work… I’m not at this level yet but I couldn’t help but think about how I unplugged the powered orbital sander on my last project and pick up a sanding block. It took me many additional hours to sand it but I found myself paying more attention to the grains and appreciating where it may have come from and the hundreds of years that passed by and what this maple tree experienced and overlooked throughout it’s time before it became a shop stool

Thanks for validating my thoughts on what this wonderful craft can bring to us and people who experience our work.

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#14 posted 06-30-2012 03:49 AM

Absolutely Stunning Euler!!!
That Claro is just amazing, it is one of my favorite woods to work with.
Your craftsmanship is just perfect, design is the same…... Yes indeed, welcome to LJ”s!!
I look forward to seeing more of your boxes / projects !

Looks like you used lacquer???

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#15 posted 06-30-2012 04:13 AM

Beautiful box, both wood wise and in attention to detail. I like the lid stops at the back – cheaper than Brusso hinges too !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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