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A near miss

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Project by hlpaint posted 09-22-2013 07:52 PM 1606 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor has a very large sycamore tree in his front yard. I was pulling weeds in my yard and heard a sound of breaking branches. I moved just as this branch fell about a foot from me. It was a dead branch and I, not one to let good wood go to waste, thought this may make a good box. Not a bad box for a near miss. Sycamore, cedar bottom and walnut to hold the corners together. 5×9x4 Finished with seal coat shellac and wax

-- The guy who makes no mistakes hasn't done anything





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llwynog

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#1 posted 09-22-2013 09:14 PM

Very nice box.
The grain on the lid is particularly gorgeous.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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maplerock

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#2 posted 09-22-2013 09:20 PM

I never cease to be amazed by the creativity shown on LJ. NICE work!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#3 posted 09-22-2013 11:09 PM

A very nice box, never seen one with live edges before and the wood is beautifully figured….well done.

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

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#4 posted 09-23-2013 12:07 AM

Well done, I love it

-- I'm not creative, I'm just bad at copying

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 09-23-2013 12:15 AM

Great use of this found wood. Don’t think I have ever seen live edge used like you did. I like it!

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

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#6 posted 09-23-2013 01:20 AM

I REALLY like the way you used the live edge. Fantastiv box all around.
Dave

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

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#7 posted 09-23-2013 04:23 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 09-23-2013 06:36 AM

I like the combination of figuring in the wood and the way you used live edge in this project.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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WhoMe

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#9 posted 09-23-2013 07:38 PM

First, glad to hear you are ok and the falling branch missed you.
As for the box, that is really cool. Love the live edge treatment.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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kiefer

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#10 posted 09-25-2013 03:24 AM

Now if that is what you call a near miss I would like to see you shoe us a home run. .
Well done and a good story and use of free wood .

-- Kiefer / It's all about design and innovation

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Ebro

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#11 posted 09-28-2013 07:51 AM

That is a stunning box! Well done.

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