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Project by Monte Pittman posted 02-09-2013 04:33 PM 1903 views 1 time favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These mugs ar made of some box elder. I got it past its prime and is somewhat unstable. I am trying to make some boxes out of it but it’s failing to cooperate. These mugs look nice enough, but I don’t think I would trust them to hold up with much wear and tear.

Thanks for looking

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





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JSB

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#1 posted 02-09-2013 04:35 PM

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#2 posted 02-09-2013 04:49 PM

Hey! What are you doing at the computer?

DOnt you have another show to get ready for ?

LOL

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

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 02-09-2013 04:55 PM

The color in those mugs are fantastic…It looks like candy cane..Who cares if they are useable since they look more like a couple of mugs make from big pieces of candy art.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#4 posted 02-09-2013 04:55 PM

Like the colors! Monte…why are your photos mostly looking under exposed? I think we miss some of the subltties of your pieces?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 02-09-2013 05:01 PM

These are beautiful. It’s enough just to look at them. You can’t beat natures colors.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 02-09-2013 05:14 PM

I really need to work on my photography skills. I am sitting here because I have a bad cold and I don’t like coughing and sneezing when I am working with saws. Next show is in March.

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

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#7 posted 02-09-2013 05:24 PM

Wow! Those are very kool. I’da drank a few pints o Guinness outta them… :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#8 posted 02-09-2013 05:56 PM

Those are very nice looking Monty I love box elder…great job hope you feel better soon!

-- Cosmicturner

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#9 posted 02-09-2013 05:57 PM

Smart man! LOL! My wife likes Day Quill. Also use of zinc in early stages.

Take care.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 02-09-2013 06:09 PM

Nice cups. I think they will hold some cold beer.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 02-09-2013 06:24 PM

Nice mugs and nice wood too.

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

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#12 posted 02-09-2013 07:21 PM

Nice looking mugs and get well soon.

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#13 posted 02-09-2013 07:57 PM

Monte those look really neat, I too love the coloring. I am sure they have a ton of uses as decorations. Hope you can kick that cold soon.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#14 posted 02-09-2013 07:59 PM

Great looking mugs Monte. Maybe if you encase them in epoxy finish they could be used (although they would probably look like plastic then).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 02-09-2013 08:29 PM

Beautiful mugs Monte, got to try some of these.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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