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Project by Robw posted 10-30-2012 06:37 PM 1394 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a retirement present I built for my office manager of many years. It is lacewood and figured maple. It is about 14 X 9 with sides that are only 3/8 thick. I built an other just like it at the same time out of maple and rosewood that we kept.





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BinghamtonEd

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#1 posted 10-30-2012 06:45 PM

That’s a great looking piece. I love those feet.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#2 posted 10-30-2012 06:45 PM

Absolutely beautiful !!!
Love the smooth lines, the simplicity and yet the elegance…... The wood choice is perfect and the legs fit the design just perfect as well…... A favorite for me!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#3 posted 10-30-2012 08:36 PM

Very nice…! I know your manager will treasure it. The woods are a great match and the feet add a lot of character.

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#4 posted 10-30-2012 09:39 PM

I love the details. I love the idea , that is authentic.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 10-30-2012 09:49 PM

Coolsville,that’s one beautiful box,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 10-30-2012 10:17 PM

Beautiful work of art! The wood combination is really striking.

-- A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. That is beyond honor

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#7 posted 10-30-2012 11:38 PM

Really beautiful box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 10-30-2012 11:42 PM

Nice work and beautiful wood.
Was there some latent suggestion here that maybe the manager’s ashes should be put in the box?

-- Les B, Oregon

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#9 posted 10-30-2012 11:50 PM

Great choice of woods and a beautiful finish! Well done!

-- Wag more, bark less.

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#10 posted 10-31-2012 12:59 AM

Nice box of some amazingly beautiful wood.

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

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#11 posted 10-31-2012 01:21 AM

The proportions are perfect.

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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#12 posted 10-31-2012 01:54 AM

I just want to touch it! Great work.

-Will

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#13 posted 10-31-2012 02:25 AM

Great looking box the wood combo is just wonderful together, and the finish is superb. Thanks for posting…BC

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#14 posted 10-31-2012 03:52 AM

I really like it. A great piece.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#15 posted 10-31-2012 04:11 AM

Beautiful looking box, like the wood choice, great work.

-- Tom D

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