Scrap pile or keeper?

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Project by JoeyG posted 12-07-2012 06:39 PM 1720 views 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made from Lacewood with the inlay of Bolivian Rosewood. While I was Sculpting this I carved through the rosewood. I started to scrap it, but decided I liked it.

What do you all think?

Scrap pile or keeper?


-- JoeyG ~~~

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-07-2012 06:45 PM

Obvious keeper. There are those that actually would like the oops on it. And if that doesn’t work, do what I do. Give it to a family member. They never get the good stuff :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-07-2012 06:47 PM

Without a doubt a keeper. I honestly dont think anyone would ever suggst that your screwed up on it while carving. It looks very intentional to me. Keep up the work Joey.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 12-07-2012 06:49 PM

“Pimp your scrap” is the way to go :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#4 posted 12-07-2012 06:54 PM

Beautiful work, if you wanna ‘scrap it’ I will take it off your hands.

-- Pete in NC

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#5 posted 12-07-2012 07:15 PM

First, that’s a beautiful box, Joey. The projects with that kind of “boo-boo” are the ones I get to keep out of my shop. I don’t give mistakes away, and unfortunately I don’t have an outlet to sell anything.

You could use this as an opportunity to add another element to the work, like inlaid turquoise pieces, etc. Someone with your great artistic ability should be able to make this one another touchdown.

Again—good job!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#6 posted 12-07-2012 07:28 PM

you got the point across joey

or is it the cross a point

either way

well done
as your work always is

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Jorge Velez

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#7 posted 12-07-2012 07:40 PM

I’ll say scrap and send it to me ;-) jejeje…. nice work!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#8 posted 12-07-2012 08:50 PM

I say keep it. It looks just fine to me…and besides, you could give it some cool name like the “crippled cross”.
Anyone would be glad to have it.

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#9 posted 12-07-2012 09:28 PM

I agree with Granddaddy1. I could never give away something I made that had an obvious flaw on it. I have made my share of them and when I know their is a mistake on a piece, I can seldom even keep it for myself. That may be partly why I have a wood stove in my shop. It is just a learning process for me.

Your boxes do rock and roll…......................

-- mike...............

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#10 posted 12-07-2012 09:38 PM

Tell everyone you did it on purpose ….that it was the artist coming out in you! They will believe it and … can add 100.00 to it’s value! LOL

Great job all the way around on this. Love it!

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

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#11 posted 12-07-2012 10:33 PM

Artistic license…..not an oops! I really like the way the cross is interrupted by the sculpted surface.

-- jbschutz

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#12 posted 12-07-2012 11:14 PM

weighing the fact that the box is nicer than any I can make, the inlay is silky as heck and the carving is smooth. I’d keep it. but I’m thinking your question was rhetorical :)

That’s a nice piece of work right there!

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#13 posted 12-08-2012 01:41 AM

About 15 years ago in our church we were doing an Easter special and part of it was to invite folks up and let them dip into a bowl of glass “rocks” that also had water covering the rocks. It was for them to keep in their pocket so everytime they felt the rock, they’d be reminded of the rocks that were washed smooth by the water in the river that Jesus was baptized in.

As people came up and chose their rock they started trying to lok thru for one that didnt have cracks or crevices in it (they wanted a “perfect” rock to keep)

When my turn came I went up and pulled one out that was almost cracked in half and the Deacon next to me saw it and said “You might want another one Joe, that one has a pretty big flaw in it.”

My reply… “S’ok Tom, This rock is perfect for me. This rock has some pretty big flaws, just like I do.”

I say that box is just perfect! Dont scrap it!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Jorge G.

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#14 posted 12-08-2012 01:44 AM

Definitely one for the scrap bin, please let me know where that is…. ;-)

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#15 posted 12-08-2012 01:51 AM

Joey, looks good to me, or maybee carve thru the rosewood just a bit in a couple more places to make it look intentional. No one will ever know if you don’t tell them…...........jack

-- Jack R. Ellis

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