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Last June i was fortunate enough to have someone advertise that they wanted to have someone cut down there cherry tree, and use it for furniture and things of that nature, so i went to his house and looked it over, it was a fine tree, and we made a deal, he wanted nothing in return and i knew within my heart i would make him a gift from some of the wood and now the time has come, the wood is ready and i have made him a keepsake box, its made from the cherry i got and i added others, walnut, mahogany, spalted oak,and dogwood. I put two coats of danish oil on it and then waxed the top with a coat of Bri wax, ill let it dry bit further before i take it over to him, thank you for taking the time to look and thanks for your comments. grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 486 days ago

The box is a beautiful gift for them, your true decency is your gift to us. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 486 days ago

Very cool box Bob and a good story. it’s just like the good guy I know that you are to make him a nice gift in return for the super wood you received.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 486 days ago

You’re a good man Grizz and I’m sure your wood source will appreciate the gift in return. At least he realized that it was make use of it or send it to the landfill. I have a particular bias to cherry and SYP as do you. I’m proud for what you have done here and look forward to seeing what else you do with the wood.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#4 posted 486 days ago

Very nice and I’m sure that guy will be happy to receive it.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#5 posted 486 days ago

Great wood and a great story and deed you have done. That spalted tray is very nice and really adds to the box!

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

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#6 posted 486 days ago

Well Grizz, if I was going to give away a cherry tree, I’d want to give it to you. You’ve got a great instinct for what wood should go were in a project.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#7 posted 486 days ago

What a wonderful thing you did! The box is beautiful, and I’m sure the wood source will truly appreciate it!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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#8 posted 486 days ago

What a nice thank you gift Grizz! I’m sure it will be appreciated and enjoyed.

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#9 posted 486 days ago

very elegant grizz

sweet wood combos

great thank you gift

-- 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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 486 days ago

Hi, Bob! It looks just awesome! He is going to absolutely love it. Your work is always such a pleasure to see here. Great job! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#11 posted 486 days ago

Great job.

-- Todd

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#12 posted 486 days ago

Your finest piece yet, Grizz!

I love the spalted wood tray.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 486 days ago

What a treasure. One good deed deserves another.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#14 posted 486 days ago

Very nice. Did you have the cherry kiln dryer?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#15 posted 486 days ago

thank you very much for your kind remarks, this cherry has some wonderful figure to it, and ive got quite a bit of it, i have a real special piece that will be featured in an upcoming project, rich i air dried the cherry, i actually stored it in my shed where it had some very warm temps, so along with the air and the heat from the shed, the wood dried very nicely..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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