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Project by bigogre posted 573 days ago 1485 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 573 days ago

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

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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Gary

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#2 posted 573 days ago

Nice job; that’s one fine looking box.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 572 days ago

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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felkadelic

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#4 posted 572 days ago

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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blackcherry

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#5 posted 572 days ago

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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Dusty56

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#6 posted 572 days ago

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

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Grumpymike

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#7 posted 572 days ago

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.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it.

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pippi

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#8 posted 571 days ago

Nice job, beautiful wood

-- You will throw the ball

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Jason

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#9 posted 569 days ago

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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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 569 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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MonteCristo

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#11 posted 566 days ago

I agree. The wood is gorgeous !

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Valk0001

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#12 posted 555 days ago

Awesome!

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