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I’m in a Box building contest at SMC sponsored by Baileigh. I’m up against numerous projects to some degree were build by lasers or CNC’s While I have to applaud their abilities, it saddens me a bit that there weren’t more hand made entries. Anyway here is my project.

This box is titled “John Henry”
My friend Paul Miller who I’d like to thank for all his help & advice through out this build suggested this title. John Henry was in a competition in the 1870’s to drill blasting holes for the railroad against a steam hammer. In the end, he won, but he fell down dead. Being that I’m up against so many modern machines and I do feel like I could fall down dead, I thought it was perfect. In this build every step was a hands on process, no automation was used.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.





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Schwieb

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#1 posted 483 days ago

Just beautiful.

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

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socrbent

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#2 posted 483 days ago

beeeutiful! How about some details on woods and how you did the saw blade?

-- socrbent Ohio

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lepelerin

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#3 posted 483 days ago

beautiful, no fair for a competition to allow CNC work when it’s called woodworking! Hope you will win!

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HumidorMinister

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#4 posted 483 days ago

I’ll post more details later. My computer won’t load LJ for some reason. I’m on my phone right now.

Yea, I guess I do have a slight advantage. LOL JK. All kidding aside, it’s anybody’s game. There are some excellent entries.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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shipwright

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#5 posted 483 days ago

Beautiful work Bill.
I love the maple interior and your corner inlays always amaze me.
The marquetry’s not too shabby either.
Thanks for the tip of the hat.

Good luck.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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HumidorMinister

410 posts in 2015 days


#6 posted 483 days ago

Couldn’t have done it with out you Paul. Thanks very much & Thanks so much for sharing your skill with me. I’m really excited to see what the future of Marquetry will bring. Can’t wait to get started on my own Chevalet. In stead of sitting around the fire, BSing, we can do marquetry & BS. The wife already thinks I’m nuts what’s a little more fun going to hurt. LOL

To everyone else here, check out Pauls projects, you’ll be amazed.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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tomd

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#7 posted 483 days ago

Very nice work, hope you win.

-- Tom D

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HumidorMinister

410 posts in 2015 days


#8 posted 483 days ago

Thanks Tomd, I looked at your gallery, glad I’m not competing with you, you do stunning work. Like you, I too am a segmented woodturner. Same goes for the rest of you.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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wbrisett

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#9 posted 483 days ago

This is great! I love sawblade on the top. Hope man beats the machine. :)

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nonserviam

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#10 posted 483 days ago

Man…that box is bitchin!! John Henry is the perfect name.Your projects make me wanna do marquetry…a lot!

-- -Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur-

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WannaBBetter

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#11 posted 483 days ago

Beautiful piece…good luck

-- I cut it three times and it's still too short

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HumidorMinister

410 posts in 2015 days


#12 posted 483 days ago

Thanks everyone, voting starts after noon today. The poll is suppose to be open for a week. Gonna be a long week for sure.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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Ken90712

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#13 posted 483 days ago

Wow. Love it the details on this are great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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HumidorMinister

410 posts in 2015 days


#14 posted 483 days ago

voting is open, so far im the only one that has voted for me. 8-(

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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HumidorMinister

410 posts in 2015 days


#15 posted 483 days ago

It’s picking up now, this is most likely going to be close to the very end

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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