African blackwood & austrailian blackwood boxes

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Project by johan posted 07-23-2013 07:58 PM 2538 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These boxes were made out of african blackwood and the top out of an extroadinary piece of austrailian blackwood.This i had to keep together with epoxy to hold it together before cutting and finishing.

-- Johan, South Africa,

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#1 posted 07-23-2013 08:06 PM

Nicely done. Striking piece of wood on the lid. African blackwood is a favorite of mine, but never used Australian. Lovely choice. Always look forward to your postings.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#2 posted 07-23-2013 08:29 PM

Beautiful example of letting the wood speak for itself. I like them.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 07-23-2013 11:17 PM

These are outstanding!
I would love to get a hold of some of the Australian blackwood.
Thanks for posting.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#4 posted 07-24-2013 12:45 AM

Never saw either one of those beautiful woods before. You did them proud.

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

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#5 posted 07-24-2013 02:46 AM

Johan, Wow! This Blackwood is spectacular stuff. I have never worked with these woods, but you have certainly shown their beauty to full advantage in your work. I am curious as to what is on the inside of these boxes. They certainly are well crafted. Thanks for sharing this with us. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 07-24-2013 03:54 AM

Very nice Johan…two great looking black woods combined making two excellent boxes…

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 07-24-2013 04:18 AM

The contrast of the woods is quite beautiful!

I would like to see a close up of the cover, as it looks like it has a lot of texture.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 07-24-2013 12:54 PM

Very Beautiful Boxes!
Great work on them! Keep up the great work.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#9 posted 07-24-2013 01:12 PM

Beautiful boxes, Johan. The Australian Blackwood is striking and well worth your efforts in holding it together before assembly.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 07-24-2013 01:34 PM

Beautiful….especially the top.

-- Take care.....Ed

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#11 posted 07-24-2013 01:51 PM

Really like what you have created from such outstanding wood. I am a fan

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#12 posted 07-24-2013 03:06 PM

Beautiful work, outstanding wood and nice build.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#13 posted 07-26-2013 02:33 PM

Wonderful boxes! Simple design but the wood choices are incredibly beautiful. Outstanding work!

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#14 posted 01-16-2015 07:19 PM

Johan, I know this is an old post of yours. I just saw it. Very nice box and Great wood. Have you made any more boxes out of this wood that you can post? Thanks

-- " If you want your PRAYERS to be answered" get off your knees and go to work

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