Another year, another auction.

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Project by pickpapa posted 08-12-2012 02:21 AM 1981 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last year, my contribution to our church auction was the jewelry box, but this year I didn’t have time for something that involved. I was all tied up building the dollhouse shown in my projects. This Sunday, the silent auction items will be displayed including my contribution seen here. I started Friday evening after work and finished Saturday.
This is one of the reasons for my screen name, “Pickpapa”. The earrings are all in the shape of guitar picks. My youngest son came home from school one afternoon several years ago and played some little diddy on the guitar he learned that day. Much to my dismay, he was using a folded index card as a pick. I went outside and grabbed a piece of Spanish Cedar and made him a wooden pick. His friends thought it was great and I have been making them since then.
The box is my real first attempt at a “palm box” without all the contouring. I don’t have the tools for that right now. It is made from Sapele for the front and back, and Douglass Fir for the top bottom and sides. The dividers are Sapele and the hanger is Mahogany, I think.
The “Cross” pick earrings have Dogwood for the cross followed by Purpleheart, Osage orange, Honduran Rosewood, Lignum Vitae, and repeat.
The center earrings are made of Bocote which is from Mexico and oddly enough smells like dill pickles when cut. It has a very interesting grain which is of no rhyme nor reason.
The earrings on the far right has Purpleheart in the center, followed by Dogwood, Bocote, Maple, and Bocote with Osage Orange on the diagonal.
The box actually serves as a display as well as a small jewelry box. My wife asked me how easy it was to build. I told her it was a lot easier than I made it on myself.
Thanks for looking.
Peace and Blessings to you!

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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#1 posted 08-12-2012 10:29 AM

The Son…...probably also made a box or two in His time here like yours. Nice!

-- Tim Harrelson

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#2 posted 08-12-2012 11:58 AM

Looks great.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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#3 posted 08-12-2012 12:12 PM

A unique idea for a box and some great looking earrings.

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

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#4 posted 08-12-2012 12:28 PM

Great box !

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 08-12-2012 01:15 PM

Great job!! Very creative.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 08-12-2012 03:05 PM

Beautiful Box and I love the earring style!!

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

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#7 posted 08-12-2012 03:10 PM

Nicely done.

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#8 posted 08-12-2012 03:23 PM

Great box & earrings.

It will sell quickly


-- 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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#9 posted 08-12-2012 04:57 PM

Very nice.
I’m glad that someone else thinks Bocote smells like dill pickles, my wife says I’m crazy.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#10 posted 08-12-2012 09:31 PM

Sure hope no one in my Church see’s this. I have enough to keep up with for the Schools and Nursing Home.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#11 posted 08-13-2012 01:05 AM

Great box and very unique ear ornaments.

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#12 posted 08-13-2012 12:23 PM

Neat idea and great looking box!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#13 posted 09-01-2012 04:55 AM

Chuck, I didn’t see this one come through! Usually get an email that says a new project is up. Better late than never.

Great box and you move fast! Started Friday evening and finished Saturday!

The box and earrings are fantastic!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#14 posted 09-01-2012 04:47 PM

Thanks brother. I have to make another pair of earrings for a lady at church. She came to me after the auction and wrote a check for $40 to the church for me to make her a pair. Grand total for the day was around $7800. What a blessing.

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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