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Project by bigogre posted 09-21-2012 07:37 PM 1572 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wood on the top of this box is a piece of crazy figured and spalted maple that looked to me just like a sun over a mountain range. The sides are curly gummy cherry overall dimensions are roughly 4×8 x 4. I have started spotlighting the imperfect beauty in some of the boards I find. It is a bit of a challenge, but well worth the extra effort.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973





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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 09-21-2012 09:27 PM

Excellent…I like the way you found the unique beauty of the maple on the top…It really is an eye catcher.

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Gary

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#2 posted 09-21-2012 10:08 PM

Nice job; that’s one fine looking box.

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#3 posted 09-22-2012 12:56 AM

Another beautiful box. I too try to feature the “defects” and turn them into design features. I saw the sun over the mountains as soon as I clicked on this project.

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

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#4 posted 09-22-2012 01:18 AM

If I tilt my head to the right I swear I see a topless lady stretching her arms into the air…

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#5 posted 09-22-2012 01:43 AM

This piece looks as if its still resting in natures preserve, so natural looking. Nice eye on design very striking…Blkcherry

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#6 posted 09-22-2012 03:56 AM

I love finding “landscapes” in figured wood : )
Really nice box !!

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#7 posted 09-22-2012 03:20 PM

Nothing could top the ‘Moon’ inlay that you did (IMHO); but this is a close second. You have a great eye to see the pictures in the wood.

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#8 posted 09-23-2012 04:03 PM

Nice job, beautiful wood

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#9 posted 09-25-2012 05:52 PM

Fantastic! I remember the first time I saw (and felt) a raised relief map when I was a kid and kept staring at the mountain ranges. This reminds me of that and makes it even better.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#10 posted 09-25-2012 08:21 PM

What a beautiful piece of wood. You did a fine job on the box too.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#11 posted 09-29-2012 12:29 AM

I agree. The wood is gorgeous !

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#12 posted 10-09-2012 11:45 AM

Awesome!

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