Art Fair Box #5

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Project by UncleStumpy posted 09-02-2012 04:21 AM 1559 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rainbow (Mineral Stained) Poplar sides and lid. Red Palm trim around the lid and Purpleheart feet.
I wasn’t sure about the Purpleheart, but my wife thought it looked good, so I went with it….. still not sure.
Anyway, my two typing fingers hurt, so I will post the rest tomorrow.
Thank you for looking and your comments guys….. constructive criticism is ALWAYS welcome. I try to learn something new every day.

Oh yeah, the large spline wasn’t supposed to be large, but I had some tearout so I had to punt. Maybe it looks better???

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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robert triplett

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#1 posted 09-02-2012 04:38 AM

Nice work. I am using some mineral stained Poplar for a box. It is interesting wood. Greens, yellows, and browns. You did a good job with yours. Nice fix on the oops.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#2 posted 09-02-2012 04:56 AM

Thanks Robert. I once had a piece with alot of purple in it and made a bansaw box and sold it the same day….
the mix of colors was amazing! Make sure you post yours when you’re done.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#3 posted 09-02-2012 08:19 AM

Very interesting set of colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 09-02-2012 10:00 AM


Nice variety in construction techniques. In your rush to post you have omitted any dimensions. Would you mind including those? What is your finish process?

-- Big Al in IN

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 09-02-2012 10:45 AM

I like the color scheme. Looks good.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 09-02-2012 11:03 AM

You do nice work. It’s beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 09-02-2012 11:27 AM

Really colorful. Very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 09-02-2012 04:28 PM

Thought it was you but your wife has a great eye for color and integration. LOL! Seriously. Nice stuff you are producing. Like your direction and unique take on boxes.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 09-02-2012 11:38 PM

I really like the look of that. The coloring of that Poplar is very nice….. Nice work

-- Brock, Illinois

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#10 posted 09-03-2012 12:43 AM

That is some beautiful poplar and the red palm was a first for me. Nice!

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

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