The dragon box

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Project by bigogre posted 623 days ago 1954 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my favorite boxes. Lots of CA glue to keep the bark in place. The Sides are figured walnut with bark inclusions, and the top is a piece of cherry burl that glows like a jewel in the sun. I recently got this box back from a gallery and refinished it. It had several coats of tung oil finish, but it was starting to dull, so I rubbed in a couple coats of wipe on poly to bring back the original shine that will last with use.

The walnut used was discarded left overs from a segmented bowl that some one was making, and I said that it looked like there was a box waiting to get out. Lots of finessing later, and here it is.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 623 days ago

WOW!!! This piece doesn’t belong in a gallery. It either belongs in a museum or in my living room.
Ain’t never seen nothing lak that afore. Beautiful wood, beautiful design, beautiful execution.
Keep up the tremendous work.
Have a good’un

-- rejo55, East Texas

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#2 posted 623 days ago

It looks like it took some dedication to bring that box to life. Its just beautiful!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 623 days ago

Nice job, that is beautiful.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 623 days ago


That is one really nice box

You got the best out of the wood

Definitely a one off

I could look after it for you? :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 623 days ago

Beautiful box!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#6 posted 623 days ago

The bark inclusions add so much character to it. Stunning!

-- Tobes, AZ

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#7 posted 623 days ago

Impressive box ! The bark bits really do look like dragons !

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

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#8 posted 623 days ago

Very Nice!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#9 posted 623 days ago

Nice job love the rustic look. Don

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#10 posted 622 days ago

great looking box. You really turned wood that was being cast off into a great piece of work!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 622 days ago

One fine piece of wood creation!

-- Jim, Maryland

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Arlin Eastman

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#12 posted 622 days ago

You did a swill job on that box.


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#13 posted 622 days ago

W O W !

Good job and a great box!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#14 posted 622 days ago

An incredible box – I love the look you achieved by using the incuded bark.

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#15 posted 622 days ago

Great box here. I like that both woods include bark inclusions.

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

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