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Project by brianadams posted 295 days ago 1172 views 6 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another of my Oregon shaped jewelry boxes, this one for my girlfriends mom as a late birthday present. As always, I try to make each project one of a kind, so I decided to make the face of the heart completely purpleheart, as well as give this one a hidden drawer out of the back (Pic 5&6). The rest of the wood used is pine, douglas fir, poplar.

If you wanna see how I made the hidden drawer, please refer to my 5th Oregon box in the comment section http://lumberjocks.com/projects/86161

Comments and suggestions would be awesome! :)

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com





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WayneC

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#1 posted 295 days ago

Very nice. I grew up in Eugene. Living in CA now. Miss it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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brianadams

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#2 posted 295 days ago

Oh right on! Ducks are lookin’ pretty untouchable so far! I’m over in Troutdale, born and raised.

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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WayneC

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#3 posted 295 days ago

They are going strong. Much better than the days of my youth when USC was blowing them out 52-0 and such.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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brianadams

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#4 posted 295 days ago

Oh yeah I hear ya. I’m really glad to finally have a local team on top :)

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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MrFid

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#5 posted 295 days ago

Love this. I enjoy Oregon as well. Crater Lake is one of the nicer places in the whole world for my point of view. This is also a great idea as you could really do a bandsaw box with any state’s shape (Wyoming and Colorado would be pretty boring ones I guess, but still). Favorited for sure. Oh yeah Go Ducks! We have no college FB to root for in Mass to speak of.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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brianadams

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#6 posted 295 days ago

Yes I agree! And thank you :) Doing these has definitely sparked my curiosity in how it could pan out in different states as well as different projects too! Cutting boards, picture frames, etc… Just a matter of getting around to them or finding someone that needs it :D

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 295 days ago

Very creative design—nicely done!

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

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7Footer

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#8 posted 295 days ago

Wayne you are a Eugene native?! Nice! I’m a Portlandian myself (I live in Tigard now but grew up about an hour west towards the coast near McMinnville).

Love seeing the Oregon representation here on Lj’s. I’ve seen a couple of your boxes other boxes too Brian, very cool, great work!. Love that hidden drawer too, very clever!

-- If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." -

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brianadams

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#9 posted 295 days ago

Thank you thank you! That means a lot to me especially from a fellow Oregonian. I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback that just makes me wanna keep thinking of better ways to make a completely unique project.

Thanks to John C as well!

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 295 days ago

That’s a real beauty, Brian!!!!!!!!!!!!.................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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brianadams

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#11 posted 295 days ago

Thank you Jim! You’re always very encouraging, it means a lot!

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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sandyf

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#12 posted 295 days ago

very unique i like it lots. great !

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Surfside

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#13 posted 294 days ago

That is amazingly beautiful!A wonderful gift. That’s very thoughtful. Thanks for sharing.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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brianadams

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#14 posted 294 days ago

Thank you both Sandy and Surfside :)

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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kdc68

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#15 posted 294 days ago

Amazing work !......That purple “heart” really pops with the poplar, pine, and doug fir…..

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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