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Greetings,
I have been a lurker and a learner for quite some time now, and thought I might join in the fun.
I’m admittedly not much of a woodworker; more of a carver with hand tools, but I frequently build my carvings into benches, boxes, and other simple constructions.
This is a 6-sided box made out of pine with a boiled linseed / paste wax finish.
The design carved into it is an original design of a tree of life with Pictish symbolism of 6 of the 7 elements of life…fruit, reptiles, birds, mammals, fish, and insects.

Christina





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2685 days ago

what a beautiful carving!! I really like the symbolism

What will the box be used for?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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BassBully

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#2 posted 2685 days ago

Good Job. I’ve never used paste wax as a finish—sounds like something new to research.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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Karson

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#3 posted 2685 days ago

Very nice project Christina.

Welcome to the world of doers and not lurkers.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2685 days ago

Very nice Christina.
Now lets show some of that other nice stuff you have lurking in the background.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Bill

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#5 posted 2684 days ago

Nice job on the box Christina. Looks like you are a Lumberjock too.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Chip

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#6 posted 2684 days ago

Beautiful work Christina. What will you use a box shaped like that for if I may ask? And I have to admit, I am pretty taken by that house in the background. That staircase is something else. Very nice indeed. Thanks for sharing and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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mcsteff

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#7 posted 2684 days ago

Very nice work! If you’re not much of a woodworker, what does that make me??? Well done!

-- s

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 2684 days ago

That’s beautiful. Wish I had the patience (and talent) to carve.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Thor

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#9 posted 2684 days ago

Wow, I didn’t expect so many responses.
Well, first answer is that my boxes, and I have carved and built a few, are usually used by Medieval reenactors as part of their “kit”. In other words, they hide their sunscreen, and cameras, and cell phones, and stuff inside them while creating a pictorial setting of a medieval encampment. Others, sold through my gallery, have been used as everything from toilet paper holders to small end tables. They are 16” X 16” x the width of the board (11 1/2”).

The background of the photo is my husband’s and my studio building, and is kind of messy, but very functional. It measure about 12’ X 80’ with a 10’ overyhanging porch running the whole length. We live and work at our gallery in North GA near Amicalola Falls State Park.

Some of my other recent carvings can be seen on my web page at:
http://www.funkychickenartproject.com/white.htm

and Charlie, I wish I had the patience for the fine furniture buidling that I have seen on this site.
Christina

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 2684 days ago

Thor
Your website sure looks nice. Your work keeps getting better, & better.

I think you should post all of your stuff on Lumberjocks too.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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schroeder

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#11 posted 2684 days ago

Beautiful work!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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dennis mitchell

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#12 posted 2684 days ago

Nice box, I checked out you web site and really enjoyed your carvings. Please keep posting.

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Jeff

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#13 posted 2684 days ago

Great stuff on your site. I really like the driftwood spirt an the box with Thor’s hammer and Odin’s Ravens.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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oscorner

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#14 posted 2682 days ago

Nice box and great carving. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Diane

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#15 posted 2680 days ago

What beautiful stuff, my dad took up craving in his last days, I have a carved ox head he did, it is pretty good since he had only started doing this. I have never done this but sure would enjoy watching you work or anyone that does this kind of thing. You are a real artist also when it comes with coming up with patterns to carve into your projects. I like the bead work too. If I had the chance to try this I probably would, I don’t think we have any club or classes here that deal with wood craving.

Diane

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