Spalted box

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Project by kimosawboy posted 12-09-2012 05:52 AM 1127 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I have to say that this box has been a long time in the making.
I’m a woodworker by trade and I have recently gotten into making smaller items out of some of the wood that I mill.
This box came about because I have a client that has become more than a customer and is now a dear friend.
Claire and Charles recently celebrated there 75 anniversary, besides being a set of great folks they have heaped a lot of work my way, this box was a show of appreciation on my part back to them.
Going back to the beginning I probably milled most of these woods 2-3 years ago, and they all were in a much larger slab form. I’m somewhat fortunate that I can pick and choose the woods that I want to work with and in this case it worked out for the best.
To me each selection of wood should have some meaning , either what it represents or what it will bring to a project.
The insert in the lid sums up the materials and why I choose them.
*’’Claire & Charles (C &C)

Cedar for the Strength and endurance of your love for each other

Maple is for your Balanced and practical service to your Family

Walnut is for the Wisdom of the Ages

Fir is for the Longevity and Resilience of your relationship*

I hope you enjoy G Vavra

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#1 posted 12-09-2012 06:18 AM

Wow awesome design. Absolutely beautiful box. Great sentiment to go with it!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-09-2012 02:08 PM

That is really nice. Wood selection and balance makes it very pleasing to the eye.

-- Bob, Ohio,

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#3 posted 12-09-2012 04:33 PM

Beautiful box!
Nice patches on those 2 front corners. I wouldn’t have noticed them if I hadn’t done something similar myself. Fixing mistakes is where true skill and craftsmanship shows!

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#4 posted 12-09-2012 04:33 PM

What a great gift! And what a great job! Very nice indeed!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 12-09-2012 10:42 PM

Stunningly beautiful !

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

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#6 posted 12-10-2012 01:57 AM

That’s a nice box done for a GREAT reason.

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

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