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Box is Birch, lid is Oak. Leaf is cut on the scroll saw at angle of 5 and pushed through. I dyed the the leaf to represent Autumn colors. Box is 5*7 4” tall Suede Tex (flocking interior)
Sep 23, 2012
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#1 posted 09-23-2012 01:51 AM
Nice box! Like the Maple leaf….. Not to impressed with the Birch however.
Thanks for sharing
-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,
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#2 posted 09-23-2012 03:17 AM
Gotta love the Maple leaf. Did you get that one from google images? It looks exactly like one I have used that I found there… a great source for images.I like the box. Nice and clean and simple, it lets the leaf be the focus of attention.
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#3 posted 09-23-2012 08:21 AM
Thanks for sharing the technique about making the lid pop out and still keeping same grain pattern. Nice job on the lid.
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#4 posted 09-23-2012 11:40 AM
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#5 posted 09-23-2012 06:39 PM
I love the way you re-sawed the Oak and then matched up the leaf an lid to make it look almost translucent!
-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."
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#6 posted 09-23-2012 10:39 PM
love the maple leaf. a nice canadian maple leaf at that. beautiful. take a look at the box I posted last week. I carved a maple leaf in the lid. very beautiful. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/71397
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#7 posted 09-23-2012 10:54 PM
Nice grain match, I like the box.
-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle
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#8 posted 09-23-2012 11:03 PM
I love this technique and how the grain carries through the leaf. Favorited! And to think I almost passed this by from the title.
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#9 posted 09-23-2012 11:53 PM
I love how you keep the grain of the wood going with the leaf. Well done
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#10 posted 09-24-2012 01:05 AM
That is a really cool idea. Never saw anything like it. Nice work.
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#11 posted 09-24-2012 01:10 AM
Very innovative how you carried the grain through the maple leaf. Great job!
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#12 posted 09-24-2012 06:49 AM
I’m with Rance, ingenious technique.First I thought it was routed but it’s way easier and much less messy.I don’t really care for boxes but I do like yours with its simple and natural elegance. Thanks for posting.
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