The Eye Is Watching

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Project by Dennis Hunter / Laura Merchant posted 679 days ago 958 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The eye is watcing on the front is blue rock inlay in they eye before you went out drinking and on the back is red rock inlay after you got home. This box is made with spalted Maple and walnut. I really like the way the spalted Maple looks on this box.
Thanks For stopping bye

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 679 days ago

Incredibly beautiful work. Outstanding job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 679 days ago

I really like you take on the “eyes.” Very unique and a beautiful piece. That maple IS nice!

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

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#3 posted 679 days ago

Nice project—very cool eyes.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 679 days ago

Very Cool Box, the elusion works, not to used to the work staring back at me, lols, Great Job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#5 posted 679 days ago

That is an interesting box. The beautiful spalted maple looks like it was cut diagonal to the grain?

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

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#6 posted 678 days ago

very nice good combo of woods. should have no problem selling it

-- wiser1934, new york

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#7 posted 678 days ago

Please snap yer fingers so I can wake up….. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 678 days ago

cool box!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#9 posted 678 days ago

Keeping a keen eye for this one.

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#10 posted 678 days ago

Yes, spalted maple is beautiful and adds a lot of character. The problem is I can’t find enough of it! Vey nice box, Dennis!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 678 days ago

After looking at this a few times now, I truly think this is one of the most beautiful displays of wood I have seen. Can’t imagine it setting on the shelf long.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#12 posted 678 days ago

do you put your car keys in the box while your eyes are still blue? when your eyes become red a few hours later, you won’t see your keys in the box. and you won’t get in trouble.
nice box!

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#13 posted 677 days ago

Dennis, fun posting. I like the eye idea. Nice job of making the most of the material. This is a beautiful combination of woods and colors. Isn’t it strange that box makers prize the very wood that furniture makers usually throw away?

I don’t know the length of the material you had to work with on the beautiful spalted maple sides, but if it is long enough you can match the grain at three corners if you cut the side’s lengths first and then undercut these end cuts with 45s. Click

Thanks for sharing this with us. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#14 posted 675 days ago

Nice use of the Spalted Maple and the Walnut. Too bad you have so much nice wood now, or I could find some more Maple for you!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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